The Tennessee State Flag was designed by a fellow named LeRoy
Reeves of the Third Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. The Tennessee state flag was
officially adopted by the Tennessee State Legislature on April 17, 1905. The geometric
design symbolizes the geographical and cultural heritage of the state of Tennessee while
echoing the colors of the national flag of The United States of America. On the
Tennessee State Flag the color white symbolizes purity. The blue symbolizes the love
that Tennesseans feel for their state and the red symbolizes, that in times of war and
peace, Tennesseans are true-blooded Americans.