Officially Adopted: February 26, 1913
The state flag of Arkansas was officially adopted in 1913. The flag’s design depicts a diamond on a red field. It represents the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined.
The twenty-five white stars around the diamond represents that Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to join the Union. The top of four stars in the center represents that Arkansas was a member of the Confederate States during the Civil War.
The other three stars represent Spain, France and the United States, countries that had earlier ruled the land that includes Arkansas.
Arkansas Pledge to the Flag
“I Salute the Arkansas Flag With Its Diamond and Stars. We Pledge Our Loyalty to Thee.”
Arkansas State Flag Symbols
- 25 stars — 25th State
- 4 stars in center — Represents a member of the Confederate States
- 3 stars – Represents Spain, France, and US
- Diamond shape – Diamond mining in Arkansas