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Our Liberties We Prize ...

Iowa State Motto

State motto on Iowa flag also featured on the Iowa state seal. Photo by chuck t / Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution/no derivative works).

Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain

The state motto of Iowa is "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain." It was the work of a three-man Senate committee and was incorporated into the design of the Iowa state seal at their suggestion. 

The Iowa state motto also appears on the Iowa state flag. All State Mottos