Kentucky Kentucky State Flag

The Kentucky flag was formally adopted on March 26, 1918. Since, Kentucky has maintained the same flag for the last 99 years.

The Kentucky flag was voted 51st best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 3 main colors in the Kentucky flag are #000066, #FFFFFF, and #E6AD05. The Kentucky flag width is 1.9 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 5.7 feet.

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Kentucky Flag

The Kentucky State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on March 26, 1918.

Colors

#000066 89.2%
#FFFFFF 4.9%
#E6AD05 1.2%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The flag of Kentucky consists of its coat of arms against a field of blue. Encompassing the seal are the words, “Commonwealth of Kentucky” above and sprigs of Goldenrod, the state flower, below. Inside the seal a statesman and pioneer embrace while “United We Stand, Together We Fall” encircles them.

Meaning

Many believe that the buckskin clad pioneer on the left is none other than Daniel Boone, who had a heavy influence on the exploration of the state while the statesman on the right could be Henry Clay, a famous Kentucky statesman. However, the official statement by the state claims that both men represent all frontiersmen and all statesmen. The state motto, “United We Stand, Together We Fall” exemplifies the image in that all must work together for a common goal.

History

The first of Kentucky’s state flags was made in 1920 for a ceremony that was to be held at Camp Zachary before the property was sold. Unfortunately no one was pleased with the flag and after the ceremony had taken place a committee was formed to review it and make suggestions for improvements. All the suggestions however were either lost or forgotten on their way to the governor for his approval. The original Camp Zachary flag then ended up in the custody of the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort. It would be several years before the issue of a state flag was raised again.

In 1927 Governor Flem D Sampson was sworn in and the state flag was required again for another military ceremony. There was no reference made to the earlier committee work to design a new flag, and the Kentucky Historical Society commissioned a Frankfort art teacher, Jesse Cox Burgess to design a new one. Three new flags resulted, of which only two made it back to Frankfort.

In 1961 the Kentucky adjutant general Major Taylor L. Davidson decided that it was time to settle on a state flag design. An artist named Harold Collins produced three color designs that were presented to Governor Bert T Combs for approval. Once a design had been selected a bill was drawn which included detailed drawings to eliminate future uncertainties.


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