Official Tennessee State Flag 1905 – Present
This official Tennessee State Flag design was adopted by the State Legislature on April 17th, 1905. Designed by Colonel Le Roy Reeves, an attorney serving in the Tennessee National Guard at the time, the layout consists of three white stars arranged within a blue circle with a white border around it, against a crimson red background with a blue and white border at the flag’s fly end. The three stars represent the three geographical “Grand Divisions” of the state. East, Middle, and West Tennessee. The blue circle around the stars symbolizes the unity of the three divisions. The blue and white border at the fly end was simply a design element to keep the flag from showing too much red when hanging limp. State law prescribes the exact arrangement of the stars on the flag’s central emblem.
- “The arrangement of the three (3) stars shall be such that the centers of no two stars shall be in a line parallel to either the side or the end of the flag, but intermediate between the same; and the highest star shall be the one nearest the upper confined corner of the flag”
The emblem containing the three stars is the state’s unofficial symbol and appears in the logos of some Tennessee-based companies and sports teams. The Arkansas flag is the only other state flag with a red background.
Tennessee State Flag Pledge
“Flag of Tennessee, I salute thee. To thee, I pledge my allegiance with my affection, my service, and my life.”
Nylon is a durable, lightweight material that will easily fly in a light breeze and features bright, rich colors. The artwork is visible on both sides of the flag and the lettering reads correctly from one side only.
- Quality construction
- Bright colors
- One solid piece of fully printed, 150 denier nylon fabric
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size: 3’x5′