This evening, Governor Tate Reeves will hold a ceremony to sign House Bill 1796, which removes the current Mississippi state flag and creates a commission to design a new one that will be voted on in November.
Delivering brief remarks, Governor Reeves will address all of Mississippi on this momentous occasion about the importance of unity and moving forward together as a state.
Governor Reeves will be joined by legislative officials key to the passage of the bill and leaders within the African American community to celebrate and mark this historic occasion.
WHO: Governor Tate Reeves
WHAT: Signing Ceremony for Mississippi Flag Bill
WHEN: Tuesday, June 30 at 5:00 PM
About Mississippi: Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honored at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Also in the region is the Vicksburg National Military Park, preserving the site of a critical Civil War battle.