The Arkansas flag was adopted by the Legislature or Arkansas and there are certain rules that delineate the description, display, policies and distribution of the flag.
Description of Arkansas Flag
The Arkansas Flag can be described as a rectangular field of red, with a white diamond in its center. Bordering the diamond is a blue band that contains 25 stars. The center of the diamond bears the name of the state, i.e, Arkansas, written in prominent capital letters. Right below the name of the state there are 3 stars and another star is placed centrally on the top of the name. The symbolism of Arkansas Flag can be explained in the following manner. The colors red, blue and white link the state of Arkansas with the USA.
The topmost single star above the name stands for the membership of Arkansas to the Confederate States of America. The 3 blue colored stars below the name are symbols for France, Spain and the US, the countries to which Arkansas had belonged. There are also 2 stars parallel to the state name, that symbolize the twin states of Michigan and Arkansas. The 25 stars on all sides of the diamond signify that Arkansas was the 25th state to become a member of the Union. The central diamond is a representation of the fact that Arkansas was the only location in North America where the discovery of diamonds had been possible.
According to the history of Arkansas Flag
, the current description of the flag was modeled upon Miss Hocker's design.
Last Updated on: September 22nd, 2017