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Hospitality Flag no longer in the running to become Mississippi’s next flag... but the Mosquito Flag is

Hospitality Flag no longer in the running to become Mississippi’s next flag (Source: Mississippi Flag Commission)
Hospitality Flag no longer in the running to become Mississippi’s next flag (Source: Mississippi Flag Commission)(WLBT)
Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 4:17 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Hospitality Flag is no longer one of the options to become the next flag of Mississippi.

Of the 147 flags that made it to the second round of the flag selection Monday morning, the Hospitality Flag was nowhere to be seen.

However, out of the nearly 1,800 original submissions, this flag which features a large mosquito with a very similar design as the Hospitality Flag has made it to the next round.

This flag with a large mosquito in the center made it to round two as a possible new state flag.
This flag with a large mosquito in the center made it to round two as a possible new state flag.(Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History)

The Hospitality Flag, formerly known as the Stennis Flag, was one of the early favorites to replace the Mississippi flag.

The renamed Hospitality flag won't be considered as Mississippi's new state flag.
The renamed Hospitality flag won't be considered as Mississippi's new state flag.(WTOK)

Its creator, Lauren Stennis, created the flag several years ago as an alternative to the old Mississippi flag that contained the Confederate battle emblem.

The Hospitality Flag’s social media pages have now been deleted.

The commission will meet again August 14, August 25 and September 2. Members will select the final flag to submit to the governor and state legislature on September 2.

The winning flag will then go on ballots in November. If approved by a majority vote, it will become the official state flag.

If not, the process will begin again for a vote next November.

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