30 years before the Alaska territory became officially one of the 50 US States, the people of the land decided they needed a flag. Therefore, they opted in 1927 for a competition to create the flag of Alaska.
And it was the drawing of Benny Benson, an orphan aged 13, that was chosen. The kid was inspired by the sky and the forget-me-not, the flower of Alaska, to make the background of his drawing, then, he drew 8 golden stars representing the Big Dipper, also a symbol of strength. And finally a separate star, the North Star, which represents the state’s future.