Flag Meaning: The gold and silver state seal sits in the center of a dark blue rectangle. The inner seal's design symbolizes commerce, mechanical arts, transportation and agriculture. The state motto, "Equality before the law," appears in the banner across the inner design. The flag was adopted in 1925.
Date Entered the Union: March 1, 1867
Governor: Pete Ricketts
State Motto: Equality before the law
State Nickname: The Cornhusker State
State Flower: goldenrod
State Bird: Western meadowlark
State Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"
State Tree: cottonwood
State Mammal: whitetail deer
State Fish: channel catfish
State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth