The Alaska state flag has a dark blue field (background) to represent the sky and the Forget-me-not flower. The design was submitted by a seventh grade Aleut student, thirteen year old Benny Benson, in a contest held by the Alaska Department of the American Legion, more than 30 years before Alaska was to become a state. Alaska Statutes Section 44.09.020.: State flag codifies the design of the Alaska flag: "The stars, seven of which form the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, the most conspicuous constellation in the northern sky, contains the stars which form the "Dipper," including the "Pointers" which point toward the eighth star in the flag, Polaris, the North Star, the ever constant star for the mariner, the explorer, hunter, trapper, prospector, woodsman, and the surveyor. For Alaska the northernmost star in the galaxy of stars and which at some future time will take its place as the forty-ninth star in the national emblem."For more information click here and click here
Features of Alaska flags for outdoor use
Alaska flags for outdoor use are constructed of a durable nylon fabric especially developed for flag use. Nylon's tight weave provides maximum beauty and flyability as well as brilliant, fast colors. Its weave helps shed pollution, dirt and grime that the looser weave alternatives absorb. Nylon is water repellent and mildew resistant.