North Dakota Flag
State flag of North Dakota
|Adopted||November 9, 1943|
North Dakota flag
The state flag of North Dakota consists of a dark blue field with a bald eagle with outspread wings and open beak centered on it. The left talon of the eagle has a sheaf of arrows, the right talon has an olive branch with three red berries. On the breast of the eagle is a shield, the lower part showing seven red and six white stripes placed alternately. The open beak of the eagle holds a scroll bearing the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Beneath the eagle is a scroll the words "NORTH DAKOTA". Over the scroll are thirteen five-pointed stars arranged in two semi-circular rows - 7 on top arc and 6 on the botton arc. A sunburst is placed above the stars.
North Dakota state flag
North Dakota flag colors - meaning
sunburst: symbolizes hope, progress and bright future
13 stars: symbolize the original 13 colonies that were united to form the United States
E PLURIBUS UNUM: is the motto of the United States and the Latin phrase means "Out of many, one" and hence symbolizes the 'unity inspite of diversity'
bald eagle: symbolizes strength and power of the union
shield with 13 stripes: represents the original 13 colonies that were united to form the United States
olive branch: symbolizes peace
bundle of arrows: represents the readiness to defend freedom and liberty
History of North Dakota flag
The North Dakota flag is similar to the flag used by North Dakota soldiers who fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War in 1898. In 1911, the Legislative Assembly added the words “NORTH DAKOTA” to this flag and adopted it as the official North Dakota state flag.
North Dakota flag history