The Arizona State flag is a vivid symbol of the state’s history with colors that reflect the values of the “Grand Canyon State”. The Arizona flag displays the copper star of Arizona rising from a blue field in the face of a setting sun. The top half of the flag symbolizes the original 13 colonies of the United States and the western sun. Red and yellow are the colors of a failed Spanish expedition in the 1500’s. The copper star at the center identifies Arizona as the largest copper producer in the United States. Blue and old gold are Arizona’s official state colors.