The West Virginia flag was adopted on March 7th, 1920. It is made up of a large white rectangle bordered in blue. The coat of arms of the state is located in the middle. It features a rock, which is leaned on by a farmer and a miner. Rifles and a Phrygian cap, a symbol of freedom, rest near the rock.
The rock itself is graved with the year June 20, 1863, which is when the state entered the Union. The arms is surrounded by the flower of the state, rhododendron. The West Virginia flag also features the state motto, which means “Mountaineers are Always Free”.
Here are some quick facts about the state of West Virginia.
Year of Admission into the Union: 1863
Nickname(s): The Mountain State
Motto(s): Montani semper liberi
Capital City: Charleston
Largest City: Charleston
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