Lyrics to 'Alaska's Flag' and proposed 2nd verse

Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010

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 flow'rs 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,

Over land and sea a beacon bright.

Alaska's flag -- to Alaskans dear,

The simple flag of a last frontier.

Proposed second verse:

A native lad chose our Dipper's stars

for Alaska's flag that there be no bars

among our cultures. Be it known

through years our natives' past has grown

to share our treasures, hand in hand,

to keep Alaska our Great Land.

We love the northern midnight sky,

our mountains, lakes and the streams nearby;

Our Great North Star with its steady light

will guide our cultures clear and bright

with Nature's flag to Alaskans dear --

The simple flag of a last Frontier.

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