Virginia State Flags - Nylon & Polyester - 2' x 3' to 5' x 8'
2' x 3' - Nylon - PN: 60-100-10277
U.S. Flag Set - 2' x 3' Embroidered Nylon Flag and 6' Spinning Flag Pole
6' Spinning Residential Flag - Pole Only
2-Way Flag Pole Bracket - White Nylon
Outdoor Nylon US State Flag
U.S. Flag Store's Virginia State Flag is printed in America on Nylon flag fabric. Since this flag is made in America, U.S. Flag Store is able to ensure that the complex State emblems are printed with accuracy, sharp detail and bright colors. This outdoor Virginia State Flag is finished with the same high quality materials as all of U.S. Flag Store's US flags, and is extremely durable and long lasting.
State of Virginia Flag
- Year First Flown: 1861
- Designed By: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, and Robert Carter Nicholas (seal)
- Design: A blue flag with the Great Seal of Virginia placed in the center of the flag. The seal consists of an illustration of a woman standing over a man that she appears to have vanquished. The woman holds a spear and a sword, while the man has a broken chain in one hand and a scourge in the other.
- Meaning: The woman in the seal is the Roman goddess Virtus, who is supposed to represent the state of Virginia. The man she has vanquished is Tyranny, who is supposed to represent all tyrannical powers (like Great Britain's power over the American Colonies). The seal illustrates Virtus's defeat of Tyranny to symbolize the state's motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" which translates to "Thus Always to Tyrants". The state's seal and motto illustrate Virginia's promise to fight and defeat all tyrannical powers that endanger Virginia and the United States of America.
In May of 1776, Virginia declared that it was an independent entity and would no longer submit to Great Britain. On July 1st, 1776, four men were appointed to design a seal to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia. These four men included Richard Henry Lee, George Mason, George Wythe, and Robert Carter Nicholas. The men took four days to design the seal, and then presented their design to the Virginia government and the seal was approved that very day. The seal borrowed from the mythology of Ancient Rome in order to pay tribute to the Roman Republic, which was greatly admired by the leaders of Virginia. The seal was liked by many and used on various military flags in the years before Virginia adopted an official state flag. On April 17th, 1861, the Virginia government decided to secede from the United States of America. Just a few days later, on April 30th, Virginia Legislature officially adopted a state flag that consisted of a blue field with the Great Seal of Virginia placed in the center. This flag design survived the turmoil of the Civil War and is still the basic flag design that Virginia uses today.