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The Arkansas State Flag
The State Flag of Arkansas is a rectangular shape and features the central white diamond shape. It serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. The Arkansas State Flag is also flown on national and state holidays and on any other days proclaimed by the governor. There is an Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1836
Arkansas is the 25th state
Date the flag was adopted in 1913
&  modified in 1923 and 1924

 
 

Facts on the Arkansas State Flag Etiquette
Facts and information about flying the ensign and the display of the Arkansas Flag:

Arkansas State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 25th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Natural State", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Arkansas flag may be flown at night when properly lighted

Fact 4: The flagpole must be at least two and one-half times as long as the flag

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Arkansas State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Arkansas State car flags are used by their owners as mobile emblems of their home. Car flags are usually made from strong materials and are attached to a car via a pole and clip window attachment.

History, Description, Colors and Symbols of the Arkansas State Flag
The Arkansas flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "The Natural State". The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the Arkansas State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the Arkansas State Flag are as follows:

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Capital: Little Rock
Date of Statehood: 15 June 1836
(25th state)
"The Natural State"
Flag Ratio: 2:3

 
What is the design of the Arkansas state flag?  
  What does it look like? The design is a red background (field) containing a large blue-bordered white diamond. The blue border is decorated with 25 white stars. The white diamond is decorated with 4 blue stars
What do the stars mean or symbolize?
  According to the ancient laws of heraldry a star symbolizes honor, achievement and hope.
  The 25 white stars symbolize Arkansas being the 25th state to be admitted into the union
  The top blue star represents the Confederate States of America, which Arkansas joined in secession.
  The 3 blue stars under the name 'ARKANSAS' has several meanings:
   

They represent the 3 nations to which Arkansas has belonged (Spain, France and America
   

They represent that Arkansas was the 3rd state, after Louisiana and Missouri, formed from the Louisiana Purchase in 1803
What does the diamond shape mean or symbolize?
  The diamond shape represents Arkansas' status as "the only diamond-bearing state in the Union".
  Arkansas, Wyoming and Colorado now have a verifiable source of diamonds in the US but there is only one mine - the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro.
What is the official description as detailed in the legislature?
  "the diamond represents Arkansas' status as "the only diamond-bearing state in the Union"
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
  The color red is a symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valor
  The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
  The color white is a symbol of peace and honesty
  The American combination of red, white and blue symbolizes revolution and freedom
What is the shape and flag ratio? The 'Hoist' is the width and the 'Fly' is the length.
  The ratio is 2:3 meaning it is 2 units tall for every 3 units wide.
Who designed the Arkansas State Flag?
  The name of the designer was Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of the town of Wabbaseka in Jefferson County, Arkansas
 

He entered a competition to design the flag in 1912. The ensign design submission by Willie Hocker beat 65 other entrants.

What is the history of the Arkansas State Flag? 
  The design by Willie Hocker originally displayed 3 blue stars in a row
  The design was modified by the legislature in 1913 to display 1 star at the top and 2 beneath
  A 4th star was added in 1923
  In 1924 the flag was modified to display the Confederate star above "ARKANSAS"
 
Hocker Design 1913 Design 1923 Design 1924 Design
Hocker Design 1913 Design 1923 Design 1924 Design
When was the Arkansas State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
  It was adopted by the legislature on February 26, 1913
What is the Pledge of Allegiance and Salute?
    The Pledge of Allegiance is as follows:

"I salute the Arkansas Flag with its diamond and stars. We pledge our loyalty to thee"
 

  The salute should be made by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

The Arkansas flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.

 

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