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 180th anniversary.
Arkansas is the 25th state, admitted to the union on June 15, 1836.
Under current law, Arkansas’s celebration of statehood will almost always fall in the week designated as National Flag Week in other law, a week all Americans are asked to fly their U.S. flags. 2016 is one of those years. National Flag Week is the week including Flag Day, June 14. Only in those years June 15 falls on a Sunday will Arkansas get its statehood day to itself.
Arkansans may salute their flags twice, I suppose.
Happy birthday, Arkansas!
- 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