The Flag of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
The Kentucky flag was adopted in 1918 and consists of the Seal of the Commonwealth, encircled by a wreath of goldenrod, on a field of navy blue. The staff holding the flag should have a Kentucky cardinal in an alert, but restful, pose at its head.
The first Kentucky flags were designed and made by Jessie Cox, a Frankfort art teacher. The official drawings of the flag are kept by the Secretary of State.
A pledge of allegiance to the state flag was adopted in 2000: "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."
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