Kentucky State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

What is the pledge to the Kentucky flag?

In the year 2000, the General Assembly of Kentucky adopted the Pledge of Allegiance to the Kentucky Flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Kentucky flag, and to the Sovereign State for which it stands, one Commonwealth, blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, and grace from on High.”

When was the Kentucky flag adopted and who designed it?

The current flag was adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly on March 26, 1918. The flag was designed by Jesse Cox Burgess, an art teacher from Frankfort. The seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, designed by a Lexington silversmith, David Humphries, is on the center of the flag. The Seal was originally adopted in December 1792, and has undergone several changes since that time.

What are the designs on the Kentucky flag and what do they represent?

The Kentucky flag depicts the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s seal on a navy blue field (typical of about half of all American state flags), surrounded by the words “Commonwealth of Kentucky” above and sprigs of goldenrod, the state’s flower, below. The seal portrays a pioneer dressed in buckskin to the left and a statesman dressed in a suit to the right, embracing one another. The official explanation of the men is that they are to represent all frontiersmen and all statesmen. The state motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” circles them.

Where can I purchase a Kentucky flag?

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How am I supposed to fly my Kentucky and American flag together?

When flying the Kentucky flag with the flag of the United States on the same pole, the flag of United States must always be at the top and the Kentucky flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Kentucky flag will be to the left of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the right of the other flags.

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