Nevada, home of deserts, Las Vegas, and Area 51 (which probably doesn't have aliens, my sole reason being that if the government can't cover up a break in at a hotel, I doubt they could hid a spaceship for this long). The flag for this state should be interesting and dynamic, but sadly, this is not the case:
Nevada's flag is blue. There is a little seal in the corner to keep it from being a blue version of Libya's old flag, but it still isn't very interesting. I like the phrase "Battle Born" (used because Nevada became a state during the Civil War), but that doesn't mean it belongs on the flag. This flag was also designed in a contest, and unlike Alaska, this contest didn't turn out so well. Luckily, Nevada had another flag back at the beginning of the 20th century, so let's take a look:
I like this flag better than the current one, but we would need to do something about the text. Even though the key feature of this flag is words, I toyed with the idea of leaving it as is. It makes a very simple statement "We are Nevada. We have silver and gold. That is all." It was referring to the rich mineral wealth of the state, but it could be interpreted today to be a reference to casinos as well. Eventually, I decided to use the flag as a template and this is the result:
Using the color scheme the flag already had, I turned the word "Silver" into a silver stripe, the word "Gold" into a gold stripe, and removed the word "Nevada" completely. I re-centered the stars, and as there are 36 and Nevada was the 36th state, I didn't think any further changes were necessary.