The Virginia State flag epitomizes the victorious Revolutionary struggle of the “Mother of States” with vivid symbols and imagery. The Flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia contains the obverse, or opposite side, of the State Seal set in a field of blue. The Virginia state Seal pictures the female figure of Virtus standing with the sword of authority over the defeated figure of Tyranny. Virtus rests her foot on the Tyranny’s neck. This image, along with the motto: “Thus Always to Tyrants”, references the words attributed to Brutus at the slaying of Julius Caesar and symbolize young America’s victory over the unjust acts of the British monarchy.