What Is Depicted on the Kentucky State Flag?


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The state flag of Kentucky depicts the official state name, state seal and state flower set against a solid field of blue. The state name Commonwealth of Kentucky appears in a semicircle above the seal that sits atop two sprigs of goldenrod.

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The seal depicts two men, a frontiersman dressed in buckskin to the left and a statesman in a suit to the right, embracing. The state motto encircles the men with the words “United We Stand” above and “Divided We Fall” below.

There is a popular misconception that the men depicted on the seal are Daniel Boone and Henry Clay, but officials contend that the men represent everyone. James Cox Burgess designed the flag. The General

Assembly adopted it in 1918 and incorporated it into the state’s statutes in 1928.

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