History of the Arkansas State Flag


Flag Desecration

History of the flag Desecration
Pledge to the State Flag

Display with Other Flags

Flag Designer During Mourning Periods
Description of Care Use on Boats
Retirement Ceremony County Formation Dates
Proper Display Order of States' Admission
Story of the Flag  


The Arkansas Flag should be accorded the same respect as the U.S. Flag.


No person shall publicly mutilate, deface, defile, trample upon, or by word or act cast contempt upon the Arkansas Flag.


The Arkansas Flag should not be allowed to touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.


The Arkansas Flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.


No person shall, in any manner for exhibition or display:

Place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement of any nature upon any flag authorized by any law of the United States or of this State; or

Expose to public view any such flag upon which shall have been printed, painted or otherwise proceed, or to which shall have been attached, appended, affixed or annexed any such word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement; or

Expose to public view for sale, manufacture, or otherwise, or to sell, give or have in possession for sale, for gift or for use for any purpose, any substance, being article of merchandise, or receptacle, thing for holding or carrying merchandise, upon or to which shall have been produced or attached any such flag in order to advertise, call attention to, decorate, mark or distinguish such article or substance.


The prohibition against use of the Arkansas Flag outlined in 3.05 shall not apply to any act permitted by the statutes of the United States (or of Arkansas), or by the United States military regulations; nor shall it apply to any printed or written document or production, stationery, ornament, pictures, apparel or jewelry that contain the flag as long as no design or words connected with any advertisement appear.


The Arkansas Flag itself should not be made into or be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery, nor should the Arkansas Flag be cut, torn, or otherwise disfigured to create wearing apparel, a costume, or athletic uniform.


A lapel pin bearing a replica of the Arkansas Flag should be worn only on the left lapel near the heart.