About Our Flags
- All of our state flags are constructed to the official design specifications of the individual state.
- The state flags have four rows of lock stitching with back stitch reinforcements.
- The top and bottoms of the flags have two rows of stitching along the hems.
- The flags are finished with a white canvas heading and two brass grommets.
- Our flags are all made in the USA by a manufacturer that belongs to the Flag Manufacturer’s Association of America.
About the Arkansas Flag
In 1911 the Arkansas legislature failed to approve a flag proposal made by the Federation of Women‘s Clubs, but two years later the Arkansas secretary of state set up a committee to select an appropriate state flag. Among the 65 submissions to the committee, a flag designed by Willie Hocker, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was approved. The legislature voted in 1913 to accept the flag, a copy of which was presented to the battleship USS Arkansas.
The three stars originally appearing in the centre recalled that Arkansas was the third state created from the Louisiana Territory and that it had been ruled by three different countries (France, Spain, and the United States). The flag was modified in 1923 by the addition of a fourth star to stand for the Confederate States of America, and the final form was approved on April 10, 1924. The basic design and colours suggest the Battle Flag of the Confederacy. The diamond shape of the central emblem symbolizes the state‘s diamond production, and the 25 stars on the diamond border indicate that Arkansas was the 25th state to join the Union.
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