Arizona State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

Who designed the Arizona state flag and when was the it adopted?

The state flag of Arizona was designed by Charles W. Harris, the Colonel of the Arizona National Guard. He designed it for the Rifle Team when they attended the National Matches at Camp Perry. It was adopted as the Arizona State flag by State Legislature on February 27, 1917.

Where can you buy a Arizona state flag?

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What do the designs on the Arizona flag represent?

The Arizona flag is divided into a top and bottom half with a large five-point copper star in the center. The 13 alternating rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western sunsets. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same shade of blue as the United States flag and represents the Colorado River. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the United States, a copper star was superimposed in the center of the flag.

How should I fly my Arizona flag along with my American flag?

When flying the Arizona and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Arizona flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Arizona flag will be to the left of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the right of the other flag.