Arizona was welcomed into the union in 1912, and almost exactly five years later adopted its state flag. The red and yellow stripes across its top symbolize both the state's 13 original counties and Arizona's sunsets. The star is copper to symbolize the state's copper industry. The color blue represents liberty and both the blue and red match the exact same colors as those used in the U.S. flag.
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