By Senate Joint Resolution No. 18, approved by the Legislature on March 7, 1929, West Virginia adopted the present State Flag. An excerpt from the resolution follows:
"The proportions of the flag of the State of West Virginia shall be the same as those of the United State ensign; the field shall be pure white, upon the center of which shall be emblazoned in proper colors, the coat-of-arms of the State of West Virginia, a wreath of Rhododendron maximum in proper colors. The field of pure white shall be bordered by a strip of blue on four sides. The flag of the State of West Virginia used for parade purposes shall be trimmed in gold colored fringe on three sides and when used on ceremonial occasions with the United States ensign, shall be trimmed and mounted in similar fashion to the United States flag as regards fringe, cord, tassels, and mounting."