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Arkansas Police Patches

Arkansas was the 25th state in the USA
It became a state on June 15, 1836.
The Capital is Little Rock.
The State Nickname is The Natural State.
The official state flag of Arkansas was chosen in a design contest in 1913
- the winner was Miss Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of Wabbaseka.
- The flag's design was finalized in 1926.
- The diamond shapes in the center represent the diamond gemstone, because Arkansas is the only state in the USA where diamonds have been found.
- Since Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to join the Union, there are 25 white stars around the diamond.
- The three blue stars in the lower part of the center represent Spain, France and the United States, the countries that have ruled Arkansas.
- The blue star in the upper center represents the Confederacy, of which Arkansas was a member.