Alaska Flag History
Adopted: July 9, 1927; 90 years ago
Alaska Flag Design: Eight gold stars, in the shape of "the big dipper", on a blue background. The North Star is larger than the other 7.
Designed by Benny Benson
The Alaska flag was raised during a ceremony held in July 1927 at the Jesse Lee Mission Home in Seward, Alaska. "Benny Benson, a 13-year old student at the Jesse Lee Home, designer of the flag, attached it to the halyards just below the national emblem and stood at attention while the multicolored folds of Old Glory and deep violet-blue of Alaska’s official emblem, studded with the golden stars of the Big Dipper pointing to the North star, fluttered about him." - Seward Gateway (Newspaper) July 11, 1927
"When they sing Alaska’s Flag people always stand, and older ones cry when they come to the words, ‘Alaska’s Flag to Alaskans dear, The simple flag of the last frontier.’" Elinor Dusenbury
Eight Stars of Gold: Story of the Alaska Flag
Eight stars of gold: the story of Alaska’s flag (PDF) / by India M. Spartz. 24 p.; cm.
Published by: Alaska State Museums, Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
Includes bibliographical references.
3. Benson, John Ben, 1913-1972. I.
Title. II. Alaska State Museums.
NOT ALL ALASKA STATE FLAGS ARE THE SAME!
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