“Wichita has had its distinctive city flag since 1937, but until recently, nobody really thought much about it. Then, everything changed. All of a sudden, the flag — featuring red and white rays flowing from a blue sun bearing a Native American symbol meaning “home”— was everywhere.

Today, you can’t walk one brick-paved block in the city’s re-energized downtown without seeing the flag emblazoned on a wall, a sidewalk, a Subaru or someone’s arm. There’s a parallel between the re-emergence of Wichita’s flag and the explosion of civic pride in Kansas’ largest city.”

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