West Virginia State Flag
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. The background, or field, of the flag is pure white bordered by a strip of blue on all four sides. In the center is the coat-of-arms of the State of West Virginia, including the date of admission to the union and the state motto, Montani Semper Liberi.
Above the coat-of-arms is a ribbon lettered "State of West Virginia." A wreath of the state flower, Rhododendron, is arranged appropriately around the lower part of the coat-of-arms. When used for parade purposes, the flag of West Virginia should be trimmed with gold colored fringe on three sides. When used on ceremonial occasions along with the United States flag, the West Virginia flag should be trimmed and mounted like the United States flag with regard to fringe, cord, tassels and mounting.