Flag of North Carolina

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Flag of North Carolina
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The flag of the State of North Carolina is defined by law as follows

It bears the dates of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (May 20, 1775) and of the Halifax Resolves (April 12, 1776), documents that place North Carolina at the forefront of the American independence movement. Both dates also appear on the Great Seal of North Carolina.


1861 flag

A former Confederate soldier and then state Adjutant General, Johnston Jones, introduced the bill which led the state legislature to adopt this flag in March, 1885 to replace the flag that had been adopted on June 22, 1861, immediately following the state's secession from the Union on May 20, 1861. The red field of the old flag was replaced by a blue field.

Salute to the flag[edit]

The General Assembly of North Carolina adopted an official salute to the flag in 2007. It reads:


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