West Virginia State Flag

West Virginia State Flag

West Virginia State FlagFlag Adoption Date: November 6, 1929

The state flag of West Virginia is on a white field and is bordered in dark blue. West Virginia’s flag displays a rock containing the date June 20, 1863, the day West Virginia became a state.

The two men represent farming and mining. Below them are two rifles with a “Liberty Cap” on top of  the rifles, which shows the importance of the state’s fight for liberty during the Civil War. A banner ribbon includes the state motto, “Mountaineers Are Always Free”. Around the picture is a wreath of rhododendron, the state flower, and the name of the state on a red ribbon.

Per West Virginia law, “The flag of the State of West Virginia when used for parade purposes shall be trimmed with gold colored fringe on three sides and when used on ceremonial occasions with the United States ensign, shall be trimmed and mounted in similar fashion to the United States flag as regards fringe, cord, tassels, and mounting.”

West Virginia State Flag Pledge

West Virginia State Flag
West Virginia State Flag

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of West Virginia, which serves as a constant reminder that “Mountaineers Are Always Free,” which stands as a symbol of her majestic mountains, fertile forests, rich veins of coal, and the pride of her people.”