Arkansas statehood day is June 15 — Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836. Arkansas residents fly their U.S. flags today in commemoration of the event, the 179th anniversary.
But I see in news reports stories about how the actual law passed a couple of days earlier, though news didn’t get to Arkansas until about July 4. Is June 15 the real Arkansas statehood day?
What say you, Arkansas historians? Can you explain it?
We’re flying our flags anyway, for National Flag Week, which is celebrated the week in which Flag Day occurs, June 14.
- Arkansas state flag protocols, from the Secretary of State
- Arkansas Constitutions at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History
- Selected resources about Arkansas for teachers and students, from the Library of Congress