The Flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia

bearing the State seal with the motto, “Sic Semper Tyrannis” – Thus Always to Tyrants. The seal and the motto adopted in 1776 soon after Virginia declared her independence from Great Britain express this recommendation of a committee consisting of George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, George Wythe, and Robert Carter Nichols. Presented by G. Moffett King, in memory of J. Jordan Leake, a former president of the Virginia Society.