The Pine Bluff Commercial reports on the 101st Anniversary of the Arkansas Flag.
The city of Wabbaseka became the official hometown of the Arkansas state flag in a recent ceremony honoring the 101st year anniversary of the flag, the flag’s designer, and the battleship that started it all. “Arkansas Flag 101” and the Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Completion Ceremony were held Feb. 26 at Wabbaseka Community Park. The event, sponsored by the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee, was the culmination of a push by local author and poet Jason Irby to commemorate the historical milestone and its local significance. “What an incredible year it has been, with everything that has happened,” Irby said. “ This park has come a long way to become a place that contains a memorial that reflects our history.”