Flag Display Is International It was a stirring occasion on
Tuesday, October 12, 1992 when the Flag Display was dedicated.
Ambassadors and many other diplomats from the five Scandinavian
countries were present to pay tribute to this unique park, situated
near the Geographical Center of North America.
The national anthems were proudly sung as the flags of the five
Scandinavian countries, Canada and the United States were raised to the
top of their 30-foot-high aluminum poles. The flags fly the year around
and are illuminated at night. The following descriptions are helpful in
identifying the flags of these Nordic countries:
Denmark - A white cross on a red field is the simple design
of the Danish national flag, known as the Dannebrog (the Spirit of
Denmark), may be the oldest national flag in continuous use.
Finland - It has a light blue Scandinavian cross on a white field, symbolizing Finland's blue lakes and white snow.
Iceland - The design of the Icelandic flag identifies it as
one of the Scandinavian groups with a red cross bordered in white on a
dark blue field.
Norway - The flag's design is based on the Dannebrog - the
Danish flag. The Norwegians added the blue cross to the red and white
Dannebrog as a symbol of freedom.
Sweden - It is a golden yellow Scandinavian cross on a blue
field derived from the ancient state coat of arms dating from 1364,
which bears three golden yellow crowns on a blue field.