The state motto of Mississippi is "virtute et armis," which means "by valor and arms." The motto appears on the state's coat of arms, which is a blue shield with an eagle that is situated above a red banner bearing the motto.
Mississippi tourism officials also created two memorable logos through the years. "Feels like coming home" and "The South's warmest welcome" have both been used for years to promote tourism.
Notably, the official state beverage of Mississippi is milk since the state is home to hundreds of dairy farms. The state flower is the magnolia, and the state bird is the mockingbird.