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Seal_of_Virginia2.png|VA flag proposal "Simplified Seal"
 
Seal_of_Virginia2.png|VA flag proposal "Simplified Seal"
 
VA - 13 Stars copy.jpeg|This is my tweak of a design by "Tjm91". Posted by Ken Morton
 
VA - 13 Stars copy.jpeg|This is my tweak of a design by "Tjm91". Posted by Ken Morton
Virginia - Chains.jpg|State flag for Virginia proposed by Ken Morton. A number of designs have included chains, often broken, as representations of Virginia's state motto, "Sic Semper Tyrannis." Here the the chains stand for slavery, not freedom; specifically, the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in 1619, Virginia served as ground zero for the growth and spread of African slavery in America. The chains represents the economic and social system that built the state and its created its wealth. The red stands for every drop of blood drawn by the lash and shed throughout three and one-half centuries of slavery and segregation enforced by violence, rape, and murder.
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Virginia - Chains.jpg|State flag for Virginia proposed by Ken Morton. A number of designs have included chains, often broken, as representations of Virginia's state motto, "Sic Semper Tyrannis." Here the the chains stand for slavery, not freedom; specifically, the enslavement of Africans. Beginning in 1619, Virginia served as ground zero for the growth and spread of African slavery in America. The chains represents the economic and social system that built the state and created its wealth. The red stands for every drop of blood drawn by the lash and shed throughout three and one-half centuries of slavery and segregation enforced by violence, rape, and murder.
 
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Revision as of 21:43, May 10, 2018

The flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia consists of the seal of Virginia against a blue background. The current version of the flag was adopted at the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861. The flag may be decorated with a white fringe along the fly.

The Latin motto, "Sic semper tyrannis," at the bottom of the state seal means "Thus Always to Tyrants." This quote is attributed to Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome. The woman is "Virtus the genius of the Commonwealth, dressed as an Amazon" (Code of Virginia § 1-500) and represents Virginia. The prostrate man represents tyranny; note the fallen crown to the right. The tyrant is holding both a chain and a scourge.

Proposals for a New Flag of Virginia

Shown below are proposals by various designers for a new flag of Virginia

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