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Virginia Redesign.png|Redesign by [[User:Moraisdethiago|Moraisdethiago]]. January 2019. ([[User:Moraisdethiago/Flag Proposals/American States#Virginia|details]])
 
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Virginia - Yorktowm copy.png|My third design for a Virginia state flag. This design is intended as an abstract representation of the battle of Yorktown; with the French on the left, the Americans on the right, and the British trapped in the middle. The colors correspond to the colors of the uniforms of the three armies. In addition, the red wedge creates a "V", standing if you like, for Virginia. (Posted by Ken Morton)
 
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Revision as of 18:27, June 18, 2019

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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