Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4689 times:
"Adopted on June 1, 1968, the flag of Alberta contains the Shield centred on an azure-blue background. The shield is topped by St. George's Cross on a white background, representing King George III and symbolizing British heritage. An azure-blue sky highlights the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, shadowing the green foothills, the prairies and the wheat fields.
Blue, along with Gold, are official colours of Alberta."
Jayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4656 times:
Although it's really simple, I quite like the Alaska state flag:
The blue represents the sky and the Forget-Me-Not, the state flower of Alaska. The North Star symbolizes Alaska being the most northerly state. The dipper is for the Great Bear - symbolizing strength.
The provincial flag of British Columbia is nice:
The flag itself was derived from the centre shield in the province's coat of arms. The Union Jack with a golden crown symbolizes the origin of British Columbia as a British colony. The wavy blue and white stripes represent the Pacific Ocean. The setting sun represents British Columbia being Canada's most western province.
Just a side note, I once heard that the California flag was supposed to have a pear, not a bear. It was a miscommunication.
"Trying is the first step towards failure" -Homer Simpson