Virginia State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of Virginia.

The flag of Virginia was adopted on 31 January 1861. It consists of a blue background on which is drawn the official seal of the State. This one consists of a pattern explained by the State motto, at the bottom of seal: "Sic semper Tyrannis", a Latin phrase for "thatís how tyrants end." The standing woman represents Virtue, which, understandably, has put an end to the days of man on the ground, Tyranny. It seems that this Latin phrase was pronounced by Brutus after he killed his father Caesar in a conspiracy born to save the Roman Republic in 44 BC. Virtue carries a spear and a sword in its scabbard, symbols for people defending its territory. The red flowers represented in outer band have no special meaning and are not specifically related to the state of Virginia. Virginia joined the United States on 4 July 1777, at the Declaration of Independence, as a part of the original thirteen states that created the United States. Virginia is known as the "Mother of Presidents", and its capital is Richmond.

On this website, you can download the Virginian flag in different sizes.

All Virginia's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the Virginia's flag