Thursday, January 03, 2008
Yippy! Forty-nine years for the forty-ninth state! Believe it or not this is big deal up here. So, if you run across any Alaskans today, congratulate them on this momentous act. Many folks fought long and hard for this place to be fully recognized as a state and fully admitted to the Union.
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,
Over land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.
Alaska's Flag Song Written by Marie Drake
Composed by Elinor Dusenbury