North Carolina North Carolina State Flag

The North Carolina flag was formally adopted on March 2, 1885. Since, North Carolina has maintained the same flag for the last 133 years.

The North Carolina flag was voted 21st best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 4 main colors in the North Carolina flag are #BF0A30, #FFFFFF, #002868, and #FFCA00. The North Carolina flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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North Carolina Flag

The North Carolina State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on March 2, 1885.

Colors

#BF0A30 33%
#FFFFFF 32.8%
#002868 28.2%
#FFCA00 3.9%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The flag of North Carolina is divided into three different sections. On the left side lies a blue field with the state’s initials and a white star in between. There are also two dates: May 20, 1775 (on top) and April 12, 1776 (on the bottom). The flag stands out by having the three colors that are also present in the U.S. flag (red, white, blue).

Meaning

The white star between the “N” and the “C” represents North Carolina being one of the original thirteen colonies. The three colors of red, white, and blue mostly represent the colors of the flag of the United States. Blue represents vigilance, perseverance & justice; red represents hardiness and valor; white represents purity and innocence.

History

The two dates have a special meaning in North Carolina’s history. May 20, 1775, represents the date of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence occurred during the American Revolution and is considered the first declaration of independence in the Thirteen Colonies. April 12, 1776, represents the date the Halifax Resolves. The Halifax Resolves also occurred during the American Revolution and represents the first action by the entire colony, asking for independence from Great Britain. There have been different designs of the flag, but the one that is used today was introduced in 1885, by General Johnston Jones.

Recently, in 2007, The General Assembly of North Carolina adopted a salute to the flag that says: “I salute the flag of North Carolina and pledge to the Old North State love, loyalty, and faith”.


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