The colors and design of Mississippi's state flag are used to represent the state's heritage and history. The new flag, created in 2020, is called The New Magnolia or the "In God We Trust" flag. flag is "anchored" by a Magnolia blossom in the center. The Magnolia has been used to represent Mississippi and is a symbol of its residents' hospitality. It also represents rebirth and the state's forward progression. The circle of 20 stars represents Mississippi as the 20th U.S. state, anchored by a gold star representing the Native Americans that initially occupied the area. The gold lines and stamen of the Magnolia honor the rich cultural history of Mississippi. The blue in the main field echoes that of the American flag, symbolizing justice and vigilance, while the red lines symbolize valor and hardiness.