Indiana State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

When was the Indiana state flag adopted and who designed it?

The Indiana state flag was adopted in 1917 and was described by the legislation as a state “banner”. In 1955 the General Assembly changed the name from “banner” to “flag”. The flag was designed by Paul Hadley, a respected Hoosier artist, of Mooresville, Indiana. His design was selected out of 200 proposals during a competition sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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

The state flag of Indiana contains a blue field, with nineteen gold stars, a golden lit torch with rays, and the state name INDIANA. There are 13 stars in the outer circle around the torch, and five stars arranged in a half circle just below the torch but inside the outer circle of stars. The star under the state name and above the torch is larger than the other stars and it represents Indiana, the 19th state. The 13 outer circle of stars represents the original 13 colonies that were united to form the United States. The 5 stars in a half circle stand for the states admitted to the Union prior to Indiana (Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Louisiana). The torch represents liberty and enlightenment and the rays symbolize the expansive nature of these two concepts.

How are you supposed to fly the Indiana flag with your American flag?

When flying the Indiana and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Indiana flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Indiana 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.

Where can you buy an Indian flag?

Star Spangled Flag sells a beautiful Indiana state flag that is 100% made by materials made in the USA! They use a tough material and add UV protection which adds to the longevity of the flag. They also use superior stitching that helps to prevent fraying and unraveling. A big plus is that they provide free shipping!

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