For outdoor (or indoor) display, the Alaska Flag is made from 100% heavyweight nylon fabric specially treated to minimize sun and chemical deterioration. This single reverse flag is dyed and finished with strong canvas headings and brass grommets.
Designed in 1926 by thirteen-year-old orphan John Bell (Benny) Benson, the Alaska flag is a simple pattern of eight gold stars on a field of dark blue. The dark blue field is a tribute to the Alaskan sky and the forget-me-not flower. The larger star represents the North star, and the other stars make up the big dipper.