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Lilly Banner

  • Years Flown: 1365-1590
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Design: Blue background with three golden fleur-de-lis.
  • Meaning: Designed by King Charles the 5th, with three fleur-de-lis to honor the Christian Holy Trinity.
  • Historical Significance: The flag that French explorers used to clam for land when they first came to America.
  • Today: Often used as a sign of pride for citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana