Designer, age 13, nails it on first shot

 

Alaskans love their flag and with good reason. It shows world class elegance in design and comes with a good story.
The flag was designed by a 13-year old named Benny Benson, a Native from the Aleutians who grew up in an orphanage.   Along with 700 other kids, he he entered a  competition held in schools throughout the territory in 1927.  After his design was chosen at the local level, it was sent on the Juneau with his explanation: 
The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future state of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear—symbolizing strength.
The Territorial Legislature adopted it the same year.  In 1955, a tune called “Alaska’s Flag” became the Territory’s official song.  Of course, both sailed into Statehood.  
In comparison that silly gold Oregon beaver on blue background just doesn’t fly, does it.

Alaskans love their flag and with good reason. The design is classy and elegant and comes with a good story.

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The flag was designed by a 13-year old named Benny Benson, a Native from the Aleutians who grew up in an orphanage.   Along with 700 other kids, he he entered a  competition held in schools throughout the territory in 1927.  After his design was chosen at the local level, it was sent on the Juneau with his explanation: 

The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future state of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear—symbolizing strength.

The Territorial Legislature adopted it the same year.  In 1955, a tune called “Alaska’s Flag” became the Territory’s official song.  Of course, both sailed into Statehood.  

In comparison that silly gold Oregon beaver on blue background just doesn’t fly, does it.

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