History of the Arkansas State Flag

Proper Display

Proper Display

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 always be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously.


The Arkansas flag should be displayed on state holidays and on historic and special occasions.


The Arkansas Flag should not be displayed outdoors earlier than sunrise nor later than sunset. When a patriotic effect is desired, however, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if directly illuminated during hours of darkness.


The Arkansas Flag should not be displayed during inclement weather, unless an all-weather flag is used. An all-weather flag is made from colorfast material.


The Arkansas Flag should be displayed on or near the main administration building of every state facility.


The Arkansas Flag should be dipped as a mark of honor to the U.S. Flag, or to the national anthem if the U.S. Flag is not being displayed. When the Arkansas Flag is dipped, care must be taken that it does not touch the ground or floor.


The Arkansas Flag may be dipped as a matter of courtesy to the flag of another nation, or to its national anthem if the flag is not being displayed.


The Arkansas Flag should not be carded flat or horizontally but always aloft and free, as it is carried in a parade.


When the Arkansas Flag is displayed on a float in a parade, the flag should always be attached securely to a staff so it can fly freely.


The Arkansas Flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of any Vehicle, or on any railroad train, boat, or airplane.


The Arkansas Flag should never be used to cover a platform or speaker's desk, or as a drape for the front of a speaker's platform. Bunting of red, white and blue may be used.


When the Arkansas Flag and the U.S. Flag are displayed together over the middle of a street, both flags should be suspended vertically and at the same level. The Arkansas Flag should be approximately the same size as, but never larger than the U. S. Flag.