Arkansas State Flags - Nylon & Polyester - 2' x 3' to 5' x 8'
2' x 3' - Nylon - PN: 60-100-10251
U.S. Flag Set - 2' x 3' Embroidered Nylon Flag and 6' Spinning Flag Pole
6' Spinning Residential Flag - Pole Only
2-Way Flag Pole Bracket - White Nylon
Outdoor Nylon US State Flag
U.S. Flag Store's Arkansas State Flag is printed in America on Nylon flag fabric. Since this flag is made in America, U.S. Flag Store is able to ensure that the complex State emblems are printed with accuracy, sharp detail and bright colors. This outdoor Arkansas State Flag is finished with the same high quality materials as all of U.S. Flag Store's US flags, and is extremely durable and long lasting.
State of Arkansas Flag
State of Arkansas Flag
- Year First Flown: 1913
- Designed By: Miss Willie K. Hocker
- Design: A red flag with a large white diamond bordered in blue placed in the center of the flag. Within the blue border there are 25 five-point stars and in the center of the white diamond is the text "Arkansas" along with three blue five-point stars below it and one above it.
- Meaning: The shape of a diamond is used to represent the fact that Arkansas was (and still is) the only U.S. state to mine diamonds. The 25 stars in the blue border represent the fact that Arkansas was the 25th state to enter the union.
Miss WIllie Hocker, Designer of the Arkansas Flag
In 1912, the battleship USS Arkansas was first commissioned. The women of the Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) wanted to present the ship with an Arkansas state flag for the occasion, but were shocked to learn that Arkansas didn't have a state flag at all. So, the women of the Pine Bluff DAR decided to sponsor a statewide contest to design a flag for Arkansas. Over 60 flag designs were entered into the contest and included illustrations of dancing bears and apple blossoms. Miss Willie Hocker, a member of the Pine Bluff DAR chapter, won the contest with a design that was very similar to the current Arkansas state flag. Her design was simply a red flag, a white diamond with a blue border of 25 stars, and three blue stars in the middle of the diamond. At the request of the U.S. flag committee, the text "ARKANSAS" was added to the middle of the diamond and the three stars were rearranged with one on top of the text and two below it. After these changes were made, the flag was officially adopted by Arkansas state legislature on February 26th, 1913. Ten years later, Arkansas legislature decided to change the flag just a bit and added a fourth star to the middle of the diamond.
Original Arkansas Flag
The flag's palette of red, white, and blue are the same colors used in the American Flag and are used to symbolize Arkansas's devotion to American ideals. The shape of the diamond is used to signify the fact that Arkansas is the only U.S. state to mine diamonds. The diamond's blue border with 25 stars is meant to symbolize Arkansas's place as the 25th state to enter the union. The original flag had three larger blue flags placed in the middle of the diamond for multiple reasons. The first was to represent the three nations (Spain France, and the U.S.) that Arkansas belonged to in the past. The second was to symbolize the date of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), which brought Arkansas to the United States. Finally, the three stars were also meant to symbolize the fact that Arkansas was the third American state formed from the Louisiana Purchase. In 1923, Arkansas Legislature decided to add a third star to the middle of the diamond to pay tribute to the state's time as a member of The Confederate States of America.