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West Virginia Symbols
West Virginia State Motto
"Montani semper liberi"
(Mountaineers are always free)
Adopted in 1863 .
Focus: Liberty and Freedom
"West Virginia's state motto was adopted as an element of its official seal. Adopted in 1863 .
The motto of West Virginia is Montani Semper Liberi, meaning Mountaineers are always freemen. It has no literary origin of note.
The phrase was suggested as the motto by Joseph H. DisDebar, the artist who created the state's Great Seal.
The motto is also used on the coat of arms for Bucaramanga in Colombia
West Virginia Constitution, Article 2, Section 2-7.
Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.
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