Virginia Flag

    Virginia Flag
    State flag of Virginia
    Adopted February 1, 1950
    Proportion 7:11
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    Virginia flag

    Virginia flag
    Virginia state flag
    The official flag of the Commonwealth of virginia consists of a dark blue field with the Obverse of the state seal in the centre

    Virginia flag colors - meaning

    Fallen King represents popular democratic victory over tyrannical government.
    Broken chain stands for freedom

    History of Virginia flag

    Virginia flag
    Virginia flag history
    In May 1776 the Virginia colony declared its independence from Great Britain. On July 1, 1776, a committee of four was appointed to make a proper seal for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The four men were Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, George Wythe, and Robert Carter Nicholas. Four days later the design of the seal was approved by the Virginia government. George Wythe, the chief designer, is believed to have inspired by a book on Roman antiquities by Joseph Spence

    Virginia flag meaning and symbolism

    Virginia flag
    The seal on the state flag features Virtus, the genius of the Commonwealth, dressed as an Amazon, resting on a spear in her right hand, point downward, touching the earth; and holding in her left hand, a sheathed sword, or parazonium, pointing upward; her head erect and face upturned; her left foot on the form of Tyranny represented by the prostrate body of a king, with his head to her left, his fallen crown nearby, a broken chain in his left hand, and a scourge in his right. Above the group and within the border conforming therewith, shall be the word "Virginia," and, in the space below, on a curved line, shall be the motto, "Sic Semper Tyrannis." (“Thus always to tyrants”). In 1931 the “ornamental border” of the seal was more precisely defined as a wreath of Virginia creeper.

    Salute to the flag of Virginia

    I salute the flag of Virginia,
    with reverence and patriotic devotion
    to the ‘Mother of States and Statesmen,’
    which it represents—the ‘Old Dominion,’
    where liberty and independence were born.

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