West Virginia
The Mountain State

"Montani semper liberi" (Mountaineers are always free)

West Virginia

State Birthday
June 20, 1863

Adapted from the West Virginia Shawl tartan and adopted by the West Virginia senate (HCR #29) on March 6th 2008. The colours have been chosen to represent the mountain state as follows: red for the Cardinal, the State bird; yellow for the Sugar Maple, the State tree, and the fall colors; dark blue for the mountain rivers and lakes; black for the Black Bear, the State animal, and for coal and oil; green for the Rhododendron, the State Flower, and mountain meadows; azure for the sky above; and white to have all the colors of this great nation intertwined with the State of West Virginia.