North Dakota State Flag

North Dakota Flag

Flag Officially Adopted:  March 11, 1911
 
 


The state flag of North Dakota was officially adopted by legislature in 1911. 
The flag was copied after a flag used by North Dakota soldiers who fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War in 1898. In 1911, the General Assembly added the words “North Dakota” to this flag and it was adopted as the official state flag of North Dakota. 

North Dakota’s dark blue field displays a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws. In its beak, the eagle carries a ribbon with the words ” One nation made up of many states”. The shield on its breast has thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The fan shaped design above the eagle represents the birth of a new nation, the United States. The name “North Dakota” appears on a red scroll below the eagle. 

Flying the North Dakota State Flag