Your flag discussion actually reminded me of Mark's mural suggestion on Parks & Rec. But I couldn't find a clip. Simple & bland wins the day in local government!
There is another Leslie knope appearance in Pawnee public radio, but I can’t find it on YouTube. Probably cuz it is more politically incorrect. But this is the vibe I get from the dude in op
Hey, I had that one right. Score one for my Junior High teachers!after a little research: the motto goes back to 1861.
“L’etoile du Nord – that’s interpreted as the Star of the North,” says Brian Pease, the State Capitol’s Historic Site Manager for the Minnesota Historical Society.
In 1861, then-Governor Henry Sibley thought the saying would make a good state motto. Not only was Minnesota the most northern state at the time, Sibley appreciated the symbolism of the star.
“That’s always a light or a star that explorers would use to navigate,” said Pease. “He was looking to the future, to follow Minnesota’s lead, we’re a state to be followed.”
Legislators approved the motto in French as a nod to the early French-Canadian settlers and Voyageurs in Minnesota.