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The flag of Kentucky consists of the Commonwealth's seal on a navy blue field, surrounded by the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky" above and sprigs of goldenrod, the state flower, below. The flag was designed by Jesse Cox, an art teacher in Frankfort, Kentucky. The flag was adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1918 and finalized in its present form in 1928.

The seal depicts two friends embracing. The state motto: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" circles them. Popular belief claims that the buckskin-clad man on the left is Daniel Boone, who was largely responsible for the exploration of Kentucky, and the man in the suit on the right is Henry Clay, Kentucky's most famous statesman. However, the official explanation [1] (http://sos.ky.gov/executive/stateseal/statesealhistory.htm) is that the men represent all frontiermen and statesmen, rather than any specific persons. The motto that appears beneath the seal comes from the lyrics of "The Liberty Song", a patriotic song from the American Revolution.


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