Seal of the Mississippi National Guard
The Seal was approved November 11, 2008, by Major General William L. Freeman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Mississippi.


Centered on a blue disk edged with gold borders, a Minuteman standing in front of the State Colors and a plow. Enclosed by a gold border with a dark blue background, with “Army 1798” on the left and “Air 1939” opposite, bearing the words Mississippi at the top and National Guard at the bottom.


The Concord Minuteman, a traditional symbol of the Militia, is based on a statue completed by Daniel Chester French in 1874. On display in Concord, Massachusetts, the statue depicts a Minuteman leaving his farm, signified by the plow, holding his musket ready to defend his community. The inner field of blue is the ceremonial color of the Army. The outer field of blue represents the Air Force. Yellow/Gold represent excellence. The flag behind the Minuteman is the State Flag of Mississippi. The dates represent the earliest roots of the MSNG, with the muster of the Adams County Militia on September 8, 1798, and the activation of the 153rd Observation Squadron on September 27, 1939, at Key Field, in Meridian.


Revised: 8/4/2015 11:17