Saturday, November 24, 2007

Which One Is The State Flag?

Above is the current (and long-established) flag of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where I spent most of my childhood. According to this article, a state representative has proposed adding the words "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," as pictured below, to the blue field.

As a native Pennsylvanian, I agree with the sentiments of one man quoted in the article who basically said that a "dumbing down" is going on here...people don't recognize the flag, so instead of encouraging them to become acquainted with it, we make it "easy" for them to know what it is. It is a good exercise to learn to look up things one does not know—whether in an encyclopedia, almanac, or (especially today) on the internet. I hope they keep the flag unchanged. I recognize it...and I haven't lived in PA in 12 years!

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