History of the Hawaiʻi Flag

Hawaii state flagThe Lieutenant Governor’s ceremonial room is where you’ll find the distinctive Hawaiʻi state flag. Unlike any other U.S. state flag, it uniquely incorporates the national flag of a foreign country. King Kamehameha I designed this flag, blending elements from Britain, America, and Hawaiʻi. In the top left corner, the Union Jack pays homage to the historical ties between the Royal Navy and the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. Eight horizontal stripes on the flag symbolize the eight major Hawaiian Islands, while the colors echo both the Union Jack and the U.S. national flag.




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