Ohio House Votes in Landslide to Add the Wright Flyer to Ohio's Coat of Arms

By D.J. Byrnes on February 14, 2018 at 4:22 pm
The Wright Brothers

Ohio's Coat of Arms—think 17 rays of sun over a cornfield—could soon get an update to its fabled blue sky thanks to a bill moving through the Ohio Statehouse.

From mydaytondailynews.com:

The Ohio House voted 89-3 in favor of a bill sponsored by state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek. If it becomes law, it isn’t expected to cost any additional money since it would require that existing supplies — signs, printed materials, podiums — be exhausted before any with the new design are purchased.

The seal and coat of arms shows a rising sun peeking over a mountain and down onto a farm field with sheaves of grain. The Wright Flyer would be added to the sky, just above the rising sun.

You can get ahead of Ohio's latest legislative power move by purchasing our "Thanks for the wind, Carolina!" tee featuring the Wright Flyer. 

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