3x5 Tennessee State Flag For Sale
- Made with bright, vibrant, and durable Solormax Nylon.
- 2 brass grommets
- Indoor/Outdoor Flag
- Made in America
- Sold by Americans
The flag of the State of Tennessee sits on a red field with a stripe of white then blue on the flying side edge. In the center of the flag are 3 white circles on a blue circle surrounded by a white outline. These 3 stars represent the Grand Divisions of the state, East Tennessee, Middle Tennesse, and West Tennessee with the blue circle showing the unity of the 3 Grand Divisions and the white band showing the 3 are bound together as an indissoluble trinity.
A Johnson City attorney serving in the Tennessee National Gaurd, Colonel LeRoy Reeves, designed the flag which was adopted officially on April 17, 1905.
The Tennesse state flag has been the feature of mistakes by both National Geographic and the United States Postal Service.
The USPS had sheet stamps representing each state in 1976. They printed all of the Tennesse Flag stamps upside down as the ignored how the stars are legally required to be displayed.
In October of 1917, National Geographic reported that the 3 stars on the flag represent Tennesse as being the 3'rd state to join the union after the original 13 colonies. While true that Tennessee was the 16'th state to join the union, this alleged representation of the meaning of the stars was just made up and are completely false. We know this by simply reading what the flags creator, Colonel LeRoy Reeves, wrote on what the symbols of the flag represented.
There are two official salutes to the Tennessee flag, both made official in 2006. The first salute:
"Three white stars on a field of blue
God keep them strong and ever true
It is with pride and love that we
Salute the Flag of Tennessee."
-written by Lucy Steele Harrison
The second salute to the Tennessee flag:
"Flag of Tennessee, I salute thee
To thee I pledge my allegiance with
My affection, my service and my life."
w-ritten by Miss John Bostick