Tennessee State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

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

Here is a short summary of the flag history. The state flag of Tennessee was designed by LeRoy Reeves (1876-1960), Captain of the Johnson City Tennessee National Guard. Reeves was a Johnson City attorney serving in the Third Regiment, Tennessee Infantry in 1905 when he created the flag design. Before his retirement in 1940, he advanced to the rank of Colonel. The Tennessee State Legislature officially adopted the flag on April 17, 1905.

What is the pledge to the Tennessee state flag?

Tennessee has two official salutes to its flag. The first salute was written by Lucy Steele Harrison, adopted in 1981, and states: “Three white stars on a field of blue, God keep them strong and ever true, It is with pride and love that we, Salute the Flag of Tennessee”. The second salute was written by Miss John Bostick, adopted in 1987, and states: “Flag of Tennessee, I salute thee, To thee I pledge my allegiance with my affection, my service and my life”.

What does the design on the Tennessee state flag represent?

This is the meaning for each part. The flag features three stars representing the grand divisions of the state: East, Middle and West. The stars lie on the endless circle of the blue field, the symbol being three bound together in one, an indissoluble trinity bound together by an unending white band. The flag’s large field is crimson. The final blue bar relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when hanging limp. The grand divisions of the state are as follows: East Tennessee is defined by the Great Smoky Mountings, the Cumberland Plateau and the narrow valleys and hills that contain many forests; Middle Tennessee is known as “bluegrass country” due to its rolling landscape. Due to the path of the Tennessee River, Middle Tennessee is ideal for raising livestock and dairy farming and is also known for its fine horses and mules; West Tennessee is where most of the state’s cotton is grown, and between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, is rich river-bottom land.

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How am I supposed to fly my Tennessee state flag along with my American flag?

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