The Tennessee State flag nobly represents the people and lands of the “Volunteer State”. The Tennessee flag consists of three stars representing the “grand divisions” of the state: The Grand Smoky Mountains in East, the highlands in the Middle, and lowlands along the Mississippi River in the West. The white circle surrounding the stars represents the unity of the three groups bound together. The solid blue bar serves mostly as a decorative element. The flag was designed by LeRoy Reeves of the Third Regiment of the Tennessee Infantry and adopted in 1905.