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The Virginian flag was adopted at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. The flag contains a dark blue field with the Seal of Virginia in the center. Depicted on the state seal is a woman “Virtus the genius of the Commonwealth” and she represents Virginia. The prostrate man symbolizes tyranny. The Tyrant is holding a chain and a scourge with his crown lying next to him. Underneath the depiction is the Latin motto “Sic Semper tyrannis” (Thus Always to Tyrants), which is a quote attributed to Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome.
Virginia’s state nickname is Old Dominion. The nickname was earned by the loyalty of Virginia to the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and afterward, during the English Commonwealth. The moniker was given by King Charles II in recognition of Virginia’s loyalty to the Crown, after the Restoration.
Another nickname for Virginia is the “Mother of Presidents” because it is the birthplace of 8 U.S. presidents.