@stl156 - I have to say I find this talk of West Virginia being a completely different area than Virginia fascinating.
I understand that there are a lot of woods in West Virginia, but there are a lot in parts of Virginia and I wonder why people associate themselves so divisively when they either call themselves West Virginians or Virginians.
I know the history of the state of West Virginia and I do not necessarily think that today there is a lot of difference between people of the western side of the state of Virginia and the state of West Virginia. I find that the reason for the split during the Civil War was merely due to ideological and societal differences and to base the reason on just rich and poor is not really a good reason in my mind.
I just feel like today the symbol may be a little outdated as we are a more modernized society, so I wonder if an argument can be made that this flag is merely designed to reflect state history and not necessarily culture of the state nowadays.