Alaska State Flag

Alaska’s state flag features The Big Dipper (“Ursa Major” or “Great Bear” constellation) as a symbol of strength, and Polaris (the North Star ) as a symbol of Alaska’s northern location and the ever constant star for the mariner, the explorer, hunter, trapper, prospector, woodsman, and the surveyor…” (quote from legislation). The blue background represents the sky, sea, lakes, and wildflowers of Alaska (the official state flower is also blue).