Ohio State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

What is the pledge to the state of Ohio flag?

To commemorate the Ohio flag’s one hundredth birthday, on November 1st 2002, the Ohio General Assembly adopted a pledge to their state Flag. The pledge states, “I salute the flag of the State of Ohio and pledge to the Buckeye State respect and loyalty”. According to the legislature, Ohio residents should recite the state pledge upon completing the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the United States flag.

Who designed the flag of Ohio and when was it adopted?

The Ohio flag was designed by John Eisenmann in 1901 for the Pan-American Exposition and adopted in 1902. Before that, for nearly a century after statehood, Ohio had no legally authorized state flag.

Who created the special way to fold the Ohio flag and how do you fold it?

The method for folding the Ohio flag was created by Alex Weinstock, an Ohio Boy Scout for his Eagle Scout service project. The procedure was passed by the 125th Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Bob Taft on February, 15 2005. The Ohio flag is a swallowtail flag and is officially folded in 17 steps and requires two people.
These are the steps to folding the Ohio flag: With the flag unfolded, fold the flag in half lengthwise so that the points of the flag are aligned. Fold the flag in half lengthwise a second time to form a long strip with the red disc facing the ground. Next, fold the pointed end back onto itself to form a rectangle. These steps entail three folds. Starting on the end formed by the fold of the pointed end back onto itself, fold two inches of the flag onto itself for a flag with a three-foot hoist and a five-foot fly, or another appropriate width of fold for a flag of a different size. Repeat the folds a total of fourteen times, alternating the folds in a fan-like manner. The result is a total of seventeen folds symbolizing that Ohio was the seventeenth state admitted to the Union. Finally, neatly and snugly wrap the remaining length of flag around the fan-folds to form a compact rectangle.

What is the Ohio state flag’s official design and what does it represent?

As defined in the Ohio Revised Code the Ohio state flag design and representation is as follows: The flag of the state shall be burgee-shaped. It shall have three red and two white horizontal stripes that represent the roads and waterways of the state. The union of the flag shall be seventeen five-pointed stars, white in a blue triangular field that represents the state’s hills and valleys, the base of which shall be the staff end or vertical edge of the flag, and the apex of which shall be the center of the middle red stripe. The stars shall be grouped around a red disc superimposed upon a white circular “O”. The thirteen stars grouped around the “O” represent the original states of the United States and the four stars added to the peak of the triangle symbolize that Ohio was the seventeenth state admitted to the union. The “O” represents the “O” in “Ohio” and suggests the state’s nickname, the Buckeye State.

Where can I buy a Ohio flag?

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