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North Dakota State Flag

The North Dakota state flag has a bald eagle above the state name with a shield protecting its breast and a ribbon in its mouth with the national motto "E Pluribus Unum," ("Out of one, many.") The shield consists of a blue field and thirteen red and white stripes, referring to the original thirteen states. The eagle carries an olive branch of peace in its right talon, and arrows of war in its left. Thirteen golden stars are above the eagle's head below rising sunrays.