Governor Cuomo wants to tweak New York State flag, add Latin phrase "e pluribus unum"

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 15:07:37-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) says he wants Albany lawmakers to tweak the New York State flag.

During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding the Latin phrase "e pluribus unum." The phrase means "out of many, one."

"Our founding fathers said it clearly, that the idea of unity was the key to America's future in 1782," Cuomo said in front of state lawmakers on January 8. "On the first seal of the United States of America, they said it in three simple words-- 'e pluribus unum'-- out of many, one. This federal government and our nation have seemed to forgotten that central American principle."

The wording would be added toward the bottom center of the state flag. You can watch the State of the State Address here.