A state senator says Nebraska needs a new state flag.
Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha insists Nebraskans just aren’t all the vested in the current state flag.
“I have yet to see anyone wear on a ball cap or a t-shirt the state seal of Nebraska,” Harr tells Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Harr says the state flag actually hung upside down for a week at the state Capitol and nobody noticed.
Harr says the state flag simply is not distinct.
“So the idea is, we have a very nice state seal and it serves its purpose well of identifying the state for seal purposes, but we need a nice state flag that says this is what Nebraska is and it probably should be something more than something that looks like South Dakota’s, Wyoming’s, and everyone else’s,” according to Harr.
Harr has taken to the Internet to solicit proposals for a new state flag.
The Nebraska Secretary of State’s office says the state flag was adopted by the legislature in 1925. It consists of a reproduction of the state seal, charged on the center in gold and silver, on a field of national blue. The original state flag is displayed in the Secretary of State’s Office.