The flag of the state of West Virginia consists of the state's coat of arms on a white field with a dark blue border. The coat of arms, primarily consisting of the state seal, symbolizes the state's principal pursuits and resources.
The obverse side of the seal bears the legend "State of West Virginia" together with the state motto, Montani Semper Liberi ("mountaineers are always free"). A farmer stands to the left and miner to the right of a large ivy draped rock bearing the date of the state's admission to the Union, June 20, 1863. In front of the rock lie two rifles upon which rests a red Phrygian cap, or cap of liberty. The lower half of the coat of arms is wreathed by the rhododendron, the state flower. The white stands for purity while the blue border represents the Union.
West Virginia State Flag 35 Star Medallion Proposal No. 1 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 25 AuG 2014
WV Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
West Virginia flag proposal 1 by Hans. Dec 2013. (details)
West Virginia flag proposal 2 by Hans. Jan 2014. (details)
West Virginia flag proposal 3 by Hans. Nov 2014. (details)
West Virginia flag proposal 4 by Hans. Oct 2015. (details)
West Virginia flag proposal 5 by Hans. Oct 2015. (details)
West Virginia flag proposal 6 by Hans. Oct 2015. (details)
West Virginia flag proposal 7 by Hans. Jan 2017. (details)
West Virginia State Flag Simplistic Proposal. The diagonal red triangle on the bottom represents the side of a mountain, and the star is a mountaineer. The state motto: “Mountaineers Are Always Free.” By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
WV flag proposal by 5thEye
Flag Proposal by TheMaster001
West Virginia Flag by "ZeekLTK" - colors from the two people in the seal (one wearing all yellow, the other red/blue) with axe and rifle
W for West in Red. V for Virginia in Blue. Where they cross purple. 34 various sized area sections of color to represent the number of states on admission of West Virginia. Light blue hollow star to represent the many lives lost in the civil war. Retension of blue border. Design by Rotten Ali.
West Virginia flag proposal by user Dio the Ludicolo. December 2017.
West Virginia state flag proposed by Ken Morton - "Above and Below"