Sunday, November 1, 2009
I read a critique of the state flags that said ours was too busy. Here is a description from the internet:
"On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower. Also, the state seal and the words "Kansas". In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars Through Difficulties". On the seal a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagontrain heading west and Native Americans hunting bison."
That is a lot to absorb but whoever designed it wanted to include all that stuff. It doesn't even mention the fighting before and during the Civil War....we weren't called Bleeding Kansas for nothing.