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Alaska Day

Alaska State Flag

Alaska Day celebrates the day Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959

State Facts

State Bird: Yellowhammer
State Flower: Camellia

Alaska Song:

Alaska’s Flag
Lyrics by: Marie Drake and Elinor Dusenbury

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue
Alaska’s flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow’rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough’s dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The “Bear,” the “Dipper,” and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
O’er land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska’s flag to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.

Author: Nat Days

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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