Kansas joined the Union as the 34th state on January 29, 1861. The Civil War had started the year the state entered the Union and while they were a new state, they were the state who had suffered the most casualties from the war compared to any other state.
Kansas’ state flag was adopted on May 21, 1927. It had been flown at Fort Riley for the first time to honor the troops and the Kansas National Guard. The flag is a navy blue and has the state seal emblazoned in the middle. This seal depicts the rising sun in the East while life, of covered wagons, livestock, and farming, go on in the left hand corner and below. In the sky are 34 stars, each symbolizing a state at the time the seal was created during Kansas’ entry into the Union. Above the stars is a gold ribbon, reading Ad Astra Per Aspera, the state’s motto, meaning “to the stars through difficulties”. Underneath the state seal is the word “Kansas” in yellow and atop the seal is a sunflower sitting on a twisted blue and gold bar. This bar is said to symbolize the Louisiana Purchase in which the land Kansas was in was also acquired from. The sunflower is also Kansas’ state flower.
Sunflower State/Wild Sunflower: As one can see on the state flag, the state’s official flower is the sunflower. They were growing before the land even became a state, and explorers marveled at the beauty of the golden petals. Early on, their stalks were burned for fuel and the seeds had been fed to birds. It was sadly thought of as a “noxious weed” by people who disliked the flower but was still loved by many residents of Kansas. The flower grows native to the state’s soil and many life forms, like bees and butterflies, thrive on sunflowers. Their seeds also make a very tasty snack!
Along with Sunflowers, wheat is a very big commodity in the state. Large amounts of wheat grow (enough to provide everyone in the world with at least six loaves of bread!) but the wheat harvest is very short! From early June to the first part of July, according to the Kansas Wheat Commission.
Kansas is also known for the well-known film Wizard of Oz (1939) in which the first part of the film takes place in Kansas. In Liberal, Kansas, there is a replica of Dorothy’s house known as Dorothy’s House and Land of Oz!
The United States Flag Store has a beautiful selection of flag pins, featuring the American flag, military insignias, state flags and much more. If you’re looking for pins to show your support for the American troops, the United States Flag Store is your one-stop online shopping location. Read on to learn about just a few pins that feature the yellow ribbon, a classic way to show support for troops that dates back to the Civil War times.
The Service Ribbon Pin is a beautiful way to support the American troops or a loved one in the service. This pin features the blue star flag, a symbol of showing support for a loved one in the service. A yellow ribbon is featured on top of the flag, as well, for an overall classic and elegant look. This pin is available for just $1.59 each or as low as $1.19 when ordered in large quantities.
The USA Flag Lapel Pin with Yellow Ribbon is another perfect way to show your support for American troops. The pin features a high quality, all gold metal lacquered design with a clutch pin to securely fasten the pin to clothing. The pin includes an image of a waving American flag with a yellow ribbon in front of it. The dimensions of the pin are .75 inches by .75 inches. Order these great pins today for just $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in bulk.
The Yellow Ribbon Pin is yet another classic way to show your support for American troops. This pin also features a high quality, all gold metal lacquered design with a clutch pin for security. The pin is simple, but beautiful featuring the yellow ribbon with gold trim. Order these great pins today for just $1.59 each or as low as $1.19 when ordered in large quantities.
Did you know that the United States Flag Store is not only your one-stop online shopping site for flags and flag accessories, but also for pins and much more? The United States Flag Store has a beautiful selection of American flag pins available at unbeatable prices. Discounts are available for ordering in larger quantities as well. Check out a few of the fantastic varieties.
The USA Flag Standard Lapel Pin with Shorter Stick is the perfect classic American flag pin. This pin is high quality with an all gold metal lacquered design. The clutch design keeps the pin securely fastened to your lapel. The flag features a shorter flag pole and a waving flag look. This is the perfect pin for fundraisers, events and parties, and discounts are available for ordering in larger quantities. The dimensions of this flag pin are .625 inches by .75 inches. This pin is available for $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in bulk.
The USA Flag Standard Lapel Pin is another great option for a classic American flag pin. This pin features the same all gold metal lacquered design as the standard pin with a shorter stick, as well as the clutch pin and a waving flag design. The dimensions of the pin are .75 inches by .5 inches. Order these pins today for just $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in larger quantities.
The USA Flag Standard Lapel Pin with Longer Pole is a third option for a classic American flag pin. This pin again features an all gold metal lacquered design and a clutch pin for a secure fit. The pin features a waving flag design for an elegant look. This pin measures .75 inches by .5 inches. Order these pins for just $1.39 each or as low as $0.79 when ordered in bulk.
Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Canadian? The United States Flag Store has the best Canadian flag gifts at the best prices. From patches and pins to hard hats and flag spinners, you’re sure to find a Canadian flag gift that fits your budget!
If you haven’t seen the United States Flag Store’s Country Spinner Flagpole Kit with Adjustable Brackets, this makes a perfect flag gift for any flag enthusiast. The kit includes a beautiful three-by-five foot polyester flag with metal grommets and a high-quality aluminum spinner that rotates so your flag won’t wrap around the pole. Adjustable aluminum brackets and EZ mount clips are also included. These kits are excellent for residential use inside or out and are available for as $19.50 each when you order ten or more kits!
If you’re looking for a smaller gift, the Canadian flag lapel pin or American-Canadian flag lapel pins are great choices. Available for as low as $0.75 each, these pins have an all-gold metal lacquered design, a metal clutch, and enamel finish. Even at a price this low, these pins are of better quality than many of our competitors!
The United States Flag Store has two fantastic Canadian flag decals. The decals are made of durable vinyl that is waterproof and printed with UV-blocking inks. The decals’ adhesive is nonpermanent, making them perfect for display on a car, trailer, boat, truck, or motorcycle. Choose from a basic Canadian flag or an oval decal with the letters “CDN” and Canadian flags on either side.
For your favorite Canadian construction worker, check out the United States Flag Store’s Canadian hard hat made by MSA. With a bright and attractive design, a superior finish, and MSA’s Fas-Trac suspension, this hard hat brings together Canadian pride and superior safety. These Maple Leaf hats are available for as low as $27.08 each: almost $9 off the list price!
Be sure to check out the United States Flag Store’s other Canadian flag gift ideas, including stickers, temporary tattoos, and patches to satisfy all your Maple Leaf needs!
The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be getting under way in less time than you think. It’s scheduled to start on June 11, and whether you’re planning to cheer for the good old U.S. of A. or some other country, a good way of showing your support is by wearing a classy, patriotic patch or pin from the United States Flag Store.
Pins and patches from most of the top teams participating in this year’s World Cup are available, including Brazil, Spain, England, Portugal, Mexico and the United States. If you can’t decide who to cheer for, you can always have pins the feature two country flags custom made. You could, for instance, make a pin featuring the U.S. and British flags.
Many different patches are available at the United States Flag Store as well. Throwing your support behind the French this year? Make sure to check out the French patch, which is machine embroidered and very detailed. Best of all, the patch has a vinyl back, meaning it can be either ironed of sown to just about anything, including backpacks, shirts, pants and hats.
Of course, flags for each of the countries taking part in the 2010 World Cup are also available. There’s no better way to let the entire neighborhood know where you stand than hanging a beautiful 3×5 flag outside your home. Those from Mexico are particularly attractive if you ask me.
If you’re heading out for the evening to watch the games amongst friends, why get yourself some of our hand flags. Available in both 4×6 inch and 12×18 inch sizes, these flags are perfect for waving in the streets or bars of your hometown. They’re also great for anyone that is actually planning on attending the World Cup, as they can be easily waved from the stands.