USA Official State Flag of West Virginia

West Virginia (WV) 

Adopted in 1929, the current state flag displays the West Virginia Coat of Arms (as seen in the State Seal of West Virginia) centered on a white field. The date of admission to the union, June 20, 1863 is etched on a stone and the state motto "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers Always Freemen)is printed on a ribbon below the farmer and the miner.

A red ribbon floats above the coat of arms with the words "State of West Virginia". Wreathed rhododendron, the state flower, is arranged below the coat of arms.

The pure white field is bordered in blue on all four sides.


West Virginia state flag


If you want more information on the State Flags of the United States, you might want to check How Proudly They Wave: Flags of the Fifty States by Rita D. Haban. This book is geared toward kids... and for adults like me who want to know about the history and design significance of the flags of all fifty states but can't find this information in an expensive encyclopedia.