Alaska's Flag

Alaska State Song


Alaska's flag waving

Alaska's flag; photo by a'at on Flickr (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Alaska's Flag

by Marie Drake and Elinor Dusenbury

"Alaska's Flag" was adopted as the official state song of Alaska in 1955; words by Marie Drake, music by Elinor Dusenbury.


Eight stars of gold on a field of blue,
Alaska's flag, may it mean to you,
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes and the flowers nearby,

The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams,
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear," the "Dipper," and shining high,

The great North Star with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright,
Alaska's flag to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.



Alaska State Song