Colorado State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

Where can I buy a Colorado flag?

For a 100% made in the USA Colorado flag that will last, try “Star Spangled Flags”! Their flags are sewn using triple and quadruple stitching to help prevent fraying and unraveling, and are treated to help resist fading from the bright sunshine. They provide free shipping and a customer satisfaction guarantee.

When was the Colorado flag adopted and who designed it?

The state flag of Colorado was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson and was adopted on June 5, 1911 by an Act of the General Assembly. On February 28, 1929 the General Assembly stipulated that the red and blue colors on the flag be the exact red and blue as the United State flag. Then on March 31, 1964 the General Assembly made one more change to the flag, and that was to adjust the placement and diameter of the letter “C”.

How am I supposed to fly the Colorado flag with my American flag?

When flying the Colorado 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 Colorado flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Colorado 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 flags.

What do the designs on the Colorado flag mean?

The flag consists of three horizontal alternate stripes. The two outer stripes are blue, representing Colorado’s blue skies, with a white stripe in the middle which represents Colorado’s snowcapped mountains, and the production of silver which exceeds other states. There is a circular red “C” just to the left of the center of the flag, which is the first letter in Colorado, the first letter in columbine (their state flower), and the first letter in Centennial (it’s nickname is the Centennial State because it was admitted to the Union in 1876). The red represents the red soil of Colorado. Completely filling the open space inside the C is a golden disk which symbolizes the beautiful sunshine enjoyed year-round, and the precious gold of which Colorado exceeds other states. The red and blue used in the flag, is the same red and blue that is used on our American flag.

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