The Kentucky State flag showcases the power and rustic nobility of “The Bluegrass State”. The flag of Commonwealth of Kentucky consists of the state seal elegantly centered in a blue field. Within the Kentucky seal, a statesman and a frontiersman embrace. Popular belief maintains that the statesman and frontiersman are Henry Clay, Kentucky’s most famous statesman, and Daniel Boone, an early pioneer and explorer. The Kentucky state motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” circles them. Sprays of goldenrod and the words “Commonwealth of Kentucky” surround the motto. Kentucky was the 15th state admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792. The Commonwealth of Kentucky became the first U.S. state west of the Appalachian Mountains. The Kentucky flag was designed by Jesse Cox Burges and adopted in 1918.