|The flag of West Virginia, the 35th state|
The design of the West Virginia state flag was passed in the spring of 1929. The flag has a field of white surrounded by a wide, blue border. Centered in the middle of the white field is a version of the state seal designed especially for the flag. It contains several classical elements including two banners, a garland , a baroque style implied shield, the state motto, and a symbolic depiction of the state's roots and early industry.
|The West Virginia seal as designed for its flag.|
The state motto is Montani Semper Liberi, Latin for "mountaineers are always free." The motto, also in a red banner, is centered inside the bottom of the gold circlet. Above this, the seal contains a picture of two men, one is a farmer and the other is a miner. Between them is a large rock with the date of West Virginia's statehood, June 20, 1863.
|The Liberty cap from American and French revolutions.|
The Liberty cap or Phrygian cap dates to ancient Rome and is associated with the hats worn by freed slaves.
Let it fly!
|Blackwater Falls in Beartown State Park, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. It doesn't get more magical than this.|