- List of Louisiana state symbols
This is a list of official symbols of the
U.S. State of Louisiana. Official symbols of Louisianaare codified in the Laws of Louisiana.
*State pledge : "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the state of Louisiana and to the motto for which it stands: A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here.":LL 167, 1981
*State judicial poem, written by Sylvia Davidson Lott Buckley, and entitled, "America, We The People":
:"America:We the people:Justice, the word most sought by all, seek God to bless the courts with truth, for through His wisdom we rise or fall.:America:We the people:Do honor this great lady fair, who with her mighty arms still holds, the scales of Justice for all to share.:America:We the people:Do offer threads of hope to all, for Justice covers everyone; she does not measure, short or tall.:America:We the people:Boldly make this pledge to thee, that Justice will, in mind and heart, guide each destiny.:America:We............the...........people."
:LL 155.4, 1995
*State Senate poem, written by Jean McGivney Boese and entitled "Leadership":
:"It is easy to bend with the wind and be weak,:Wrapped in silence when it would take courage to speak,:To do nothing when crises demand that you act;:To prefer a delusion to unpleasant fact.:But the easy evasions that dreamers embrace:Are denied to a leader with problems to face.:He must cope with the world as he finds it, and plan:To make each hard decision as well as he can.:He can't hide from the truth or deny what is real.:Though a lie might assuage all the fears people feel.:For the truth is the truth, and no lie can prevail.:In a world that is real, one must face truth or fail."
:LL 155.5, 1999
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