Kentucky State Flags
The Kentucky State Flag was adopted in 1918 and was amended in 1928 and 1962. On the current flag the Kentucky State Seal and the inscription, "Commonwealth of Kentucky," appear against a background of blue. Symbolic of the people, the pioneer and the statesman who are shaking hands on the seal are acting out the state motto, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall." Kentucky's state flower, the goldenrod also makes an appearance on the flag, with sprays that extend in a half circle around the seal.