Arkansas State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

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

The original state flag of Arkansas was designed by Miss Willie Hocker of Wabbaseka, a member of the Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The flag was adopted on February 26, 1913. There was slight change by Legislature in 1924 by adding a star to the center design and changing the placement of the now four central stars.

How do I fly my Arkansas flag with my American flag?

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

What is the design on the Arkansas state flag and what does it represent?

The state flag of Arkansas consists of a red field on which lies a white diamond shape, with a blue border containing 25 white stars. On the white diamond is the state name “ARKANSAS” in blue. Also, lying on the white shape, are four larger blue stars; one which is above the state name pointing upward, and the other three are below the state name, two pointing upward and one pointing downward. The red, white, and blue signify that Arkansas is one of the United States. The large white diamond signifies Arkansas is the only diamond producing state in the United States. The 25 white stars on the blue border represent Arkansas as the twenty-fifth state to be admitted to the Union. The two parallel white stars at the left and right points of the diamond represent the dual admission of Arkansas and Michigan to the Union since they were both admitted about the same time. Arkansas was admitted June of 1836 and Michigan in January 1837. The blue star above the state’s name represents the Confederacy. The three stars below the name have three meanings: Arkansas belonged to three countries (France, Spain and the United States) before admittance to the Union; the year of the Louisiana Purchase (when the land, now Arkansas, was gained by the United States) in 1803 which is the third year in the nineteenth century; and that Arkansas was the third state ( Louisiana, Missouri and Arkansas) created from the Louisiana Purchase by the United States.

What is the pledge to the Arkansas state flag?

The pledge to the state flag of Arkansas is, “I salute the Arkansas Flag with its diamond and stars. We pledge our loyalty to thee”. The official salute to the Arkansas Flag was adopted in 1953.

Where can I buy a Arkansas Flag?

A beautiful Arkansas Flag is sold by Star Spangled Flags and it has awesome reviews. The biggest reason is that it is 100% made in the U.S.A. Also, it is made of a heavyweight durable Nylon specifically treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration. The fly end has four rows of lock stitching to improve durability, increase flag life and prevent fading.