Indiana adopted its state flag in 1917. On a field of blue,
the Indiana State flag displays a torch, colored gold or buff, surrounded by an outer
circle of thirteen stars and an inner circle of five stars. The flaming torch on the
Indiana state flag stands for "liberty and enlightenment”. The six rays radiating
from the torch are meant to symbolize the expansive nature of those two concepts. The
thirteen stars of the outer circle represent the thirteen original colonies of the US.
The five stars of the inner circle represent the next five states admitted to the Union.
The largest star on the Indiana State Flag, positioned at the top of the torch and below
the state name, represents Indiana, the nineteenth state.