The Latin motto, "Sic semper tyrannis," at the bottom of the state seal means "Thus Always to Tyrants." This quote is attributed to Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome. The woman is "Virtus the genius of the Commonwealth, dressed as an Amazon" (Code of Virginia § 1-500) and represents Virginia. The prostrate man represents tyranny; note the fallen crown to the right. The tyrant is holding both a chain and a scourge.
Shown below are proposals by various designers for a new flag of Virginia
VA Proposed Flag "Bezbojnicul"
VA Proposed Flag "FlagFreak"
VA Proposed Flag "Iserlohn"
VA Proposed Flag "Pimsleurable"
VA Proposed Flag "Pimsleurable" modified by Zolntsa
VA Proposed Flag "Tjm91"
VA Proposed Flag "lizard-socks"
VA Proposed Flag "Tibbetts"
VA Flag Proposal "SonofSibir"
VA Flag Proposal "Dutchie"
VA Flag Proposal "Andrew Rogers 1"
VA Flag Proposal "Andrew Rogers 2"
VA Flag Proposal "Emperor Norton I"
Virginia Flag Proposal "Zolntsa"
VA Flag Proposal "Usacelt"
VA Flag Proposal "Saul Zulske"
VA Flag Proposal "Saul Zulske" modified by Ben Karnell
VA Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
Virginia State Flag Proposal No. 6 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 8 AUG 2014
VA Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
VA Proposal "Rebranding America" modified by Ben Karnell
Virginia State Flag Simplistic Proposal. To reference the fact that more presidents have come from this state than from any other I used the stripe ratio that is associated with contemporary presidential campaigns. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
This is my tweak of a design by "Tjm91". Posted by Ken Morton
Another design for a Virginia state flag. This flag recalls and celebrates Virginia's role in the American Revolution, the War of Independence, and the founding of the nation. Posted by Ken Morton.
My third design for a Virginia state flag. This flag is based upon a cross of Saint George, signifying Virginia's status as the first English colony in America. The cross of Saint George is overlaid with white and blue crosses meant to represent Virginia's membership in the USA.