On February 26, 1913, the legislature made Miss Willie Hocker's design the state's official Flag and the U.S.S. Arkansas was presented her flag from the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 2013 marks the flags 100th Anniversary!
Miss Hocker explained that the colors in her design meant that Arkansas was one of the United States of America. The three blue stars had three meanings: Arkansas belonged to three countries (France, Spain, and the United States) before attaining statehood; 1803 was the year of the Louisiana Purchase when the land that is now Arkansas was acquired by the United States; and Arkansas was the third state created from the purchase by the United States, after Louisiana and Missouri. At the request of the flag committee, chaired by Secretary of State Earle Hodges, Hocker added "ARKANSAS" and rearranged the stars to one on top and two on bottom. This flag was adopted by the legislature
Flag is appliqued and made of quality 200 denier nylon for a strong and durable flag. Specially treated to reduce sun and chemical deterioration. Includes brass grommets and a white canvas heading.
Made in USA! Click here for the history of the Arkansas Flag!