"Our community is deeply initiated in the heritage of the flag,” said Luttrell, a Democrat. "We’re just unalterably opposed to any change.”
Myers, a Republican, gives talks on the flag’s history and also opposes any changes, Luttrell said.
Fluke’s design was adopted in 1925, replacing an earlier flag that featured a white star on a red background. According to popular belief, that design became unpopular after World War I because it was thought to resemble a communist banner.
The original Fluke flag, however, did not have "OKLAHOMA” on it at all. That was added in 1941.
Jett’s bill to make the flag changes has made it out of committee and awaits consideration on the House floor.
"It seemed like a good idea,” Jett said. "If it gets picked up here and there, it could give us hundreds of thousands of dollars in free publicity.”