West Virginia Flag
    West Virginia Flag
    State flag of West Virginia
    Adopted March 7, 1962
    Proportion 10:19
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    West Virginia flag

    West Virginia flag
    West Virginia state flag
    The state flag of West Virginia consists white field bordered by a strip of blue on all four sides. In the center is the coat-of-arms of the State of West Virginia. Above the coat-of-arms is a unfurled red ribbon with the text "STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA". A wreath of the state flower, Rhododendron, is arranged appropriately around the lower part of the coat-of-arms. The farmer and the miner in the coat of arms flank a rock inscribed 'JUNE 20 1863' with the Phrygian cap ("Cap of Liberty") and crossed rifles in the foreground and a tied red ribbon at the bottomwith the state's Latin motto 'MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI' (“Mountaineers are always free”)

    West Virginia flag colors - meaning

    white: represents purity
    blue: symbolizes the Union
    farmer with an ax and plow before a cornstalk: represents West Virginia's agriculture
    miner with a pickax, an anvil and a sledge hammer: stands for West Virginia's mining, mineral resources and its industry
    Phrygian cap ("Cap of Liberty") and crossed hunting rifles: represent liberty and state's fight for freedom
    June 20 1863: is the date of West Virginia's admission to the Union as a state

    History of West Virginia flag


    West Virginia flag
    West Virginia flag history
    West Virginia adopted its present state flag by Senate Joint Resolution Number 18, approved by the Legislature on March 7, 1929. The proportions of the state flag are the same as those of the United States flag.

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