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Virginia State Flag
Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames Old Dominion, Mother of States, Mother of Presidents, Cavalier State  
Symbols of State
Motto Sic Semper Tyrannis
Song Emeritus Carry Me Back to Old Virginia 1997
Flower American dogwood (Cornus florida) 1918
Tree dogwood (Cornus florida) 1956
Bird cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1950
Bat Virginia big-eared bat (Plecotus townsendii) 2005
Dog American Foxhound (Canis lupus familiaris) 1966
Snake eastern garter snake (Thamnophis-sirtalis-sirtalis) 2016
Amphibian red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) 2018
Fish brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) 1993
Saltwater Fish striped bass (Morone saxatilis) 2011
Insect tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 1991
Shell oyster shell (Crassostrea virginica) 1974
Rock Nelsonite 2016
Fossil † Chesapecten jeffersonius (Chesapecten jeffersonius) 1993
Soil Pamunkey (unofficial) Unofficial
Cultural Symbols
Boat Chesapeake Bay Deadrise 1988
Fleet Replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Jamestown in 1607: Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery 2001
Spirit George Washington rye whiskey 2017
Beverage milk Redundant Symbol 1982
Sports Hall of Fame Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Portsmouth 1996
Motor Sports Museum Wood Brothers Racing Museum and Virginia Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Patrick County 1995
Gold Mining Interpretive Center Monroe Park, Goldvein, Virginia 2001
Coal Miners’ Memorial The Richland Coal Miners’ Memorial, Richlands 2009
Folklore Center The Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum 1986
Folk Dance square dance Redundant Symbol 1991
Emergency Medical Services Museum To the Rescue, Roanoke 1994
Song (Popular) “Sweet Virginia Breeze,” by Robbin Thompson and Steve Bassett 2015
Song (Traditional) “Our Great Virginia,” lyrics by Mike Greenly and arranged by Jim Papoulis with music from the original American folksong “Oh Shenandoah” 2015
Outdoor Drama The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama 1994
Historical Outdoor Drama The Long Way Home 1994
Television Series Song of the Mountains 2017
Shakespeare Festival Virginia Shakespeare Festival 2013
Artisans Center Virginia Artisans Center, Waynesboro 1999
Freedom Flag 2018
War Memorial Museum Virginia War Museum, Newport News 1997
Flag Salute 1954
Language English Redundant Symbol 1996

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