New State Flag Design

The Mississippi Flag Commission is ready to propose a new flag design that strips the Confederate battle symbol from the state flag.

The replacement proposal, obtained by the Associated Press, shows stripes of blue and white, anchored by a red box in the top left corner. In the red area, are 20-white stars, representing the 13-original states of the Union, and the six nations that had control of Mississippi.

The full commission will vote on that design tomorrow. It would replace Mississippi's current flag, which has bars of red, white and blue and a corner box with the Conferate battle symbol.