When you see the flag of Ohio flying, what do you feel? What does this flag represent for you? For me, this represents my home. I wanted to learn a little more about our flag, so I did a little research. Here's what I found out...
- It was designed in 1901 by John Eisemann who was the architect and designer for the Ohio State Pan-American Exposition Commission
- It was adopted as the official state flag on July 10, 1902
- It is the only state flag that is not rectangular
- The blue triangle represents the hills and valleys while the stripes represent the roads and waterways
- There are 5 stripes because Ohio was one of 5 states who were part of the Northwest Territory
- 17 stars represent that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union
- The white "O" represents the "O" in Ohio while also representing a buckeye due to the red interior
Pretty cool stuff, just thought I'd share!