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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Frequently Asked Questions
This is the most common question asked in the industry and the most difficult to answer. No two flags will wear the same due to weather conditions and how often the flag is flown. Our flags offer the best stitching and highest quality materials to get your flag off to a great start.
Do not hang a flag where the wind will whip it against rough surface, such as tree branches, wires or cables or the outside of your home or building. Inspect your flags regularly for signs of wear. Repair any minor rips or tears right away this can be mended easily with a sewing machine or sewing kit. Keep the surface of the pole free of dirt, rust or corrosion that could damage or stain your flag.
We recommend that you hand-wash your flag with mild soap, rinse thoroughly and air dry. You can also use a dry cleaning service.
Exposing your flag to rain, wind, snow or high winds will shorten the life of your flag considerably. If you leave your flag exposed to the elements, it will greatly reduce the life of your flag.
Yes, as long as your pole is large enough to support the weight of the flags. The USA Flag must always fly at the top. The flag underneath should be at least one foot lower and be one size smaller than the USA Flag. Flags of other countries are not to be flown beneath the USA Flag.
If your flag is significantly faded, torn or tattered it is time to retire your flag. Your flag should be retired privately in a dignified manner. In addition, many local community organizations have flag disposal centers that will dispose of your flag for you.