Alaska's Flag

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Alaska's Flag
Flag of Alaska.svg
The flag of the state of Alaska
State anthem ofAlaska
LyricsMarie Drake, 1935
MusicElinor Dusenbury, 1938
Adopted1959

"Alaska's Flag" is the state song of Alaska.

Lyrics[change | change source]

Unique among state songs, its lyrics explain the symbolism of the Alaskan flag. The lyrics are:

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue
Alaska's flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear," the "Dipper," and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska's flag to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Spartz, India (2001). "Eight Stars of Gold: The Story of Alaska's Flag" (PDF). Alaska State Museums, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011.