Alabama adopted its state flag in 1895 and it includes a cross of St. Andrew on it. State Representative introduced it as an homage to the 60th Alabama Infantry Regiment’s battle flag used in the Civil War. The bars cannot be less than six inches board. St. Andrew’s Cross is seen in several flags across the world. See the flags that fly from some of the most remote castles in the world.
Benny Benson, a 13-year-old Alaskan designed the state flag back in 1927 when the state held a contest. Benson, who lived at the Jesse Lee Home for Children in Seward at the time, beat out around 700 entrants with his design that features eight stars arranged to resemble the Big Dipper and the North Star. Benson won $1,000 for his design and received an engraved watch. Check out some DIYers who became extremely successful inventors, like the man who invented the Stormy Kromer.
The flag of Arizona has 13 rays of red and yellow light, which symbolize two things. The number 13 refers to the 13 original colonies while the red and yellow refer to the flag of Spain. The copper star is a nod to the state’s copper industry and the blue symbolizes the Colorado River.
Colonel Charles Wilfred Harris came up with the design in 1910 during a rifle competition in Ohio. The Arizona National Guard was the only team at the event without a flag. Arizona adopted the flag in 1917 but then Governor Thomas Campbell did not sign the law that passed to make it the state flag. Discover the secrets hiding in these homes much like the secrets hiding in flags.