Virginia State Flower
Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida

Preamble U.S. Constitution

We the People of the United States,
in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Signed in convention September 17, 1787.
Ratified June 21, 1788

The Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Section 4 of The Flag Code, 1954
Original by Francis Bellamy, August 1892

The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

William Tyler Page, 1917

Credits & Permissions

While not all require attribution, we would like to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to our website.

Home Page

"Revolutionary War flag unveiled in Woodstock" taken October 13th, 2012, by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. (Modifications: image cropped.)

"Revolutionary War flag unveiled in Woodstock (Muhlenberg Bust)" taken October 13th, 2012, by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. (Modifications: background removed.)

"Twilight’s Last Gleaming" published March 1, 2018, by Tim Mossholder courtesy Unsplash.

"9th Regiment Uniforms National Archives Identifier: 6387430" created April 19, 1983, by Department of Defense, Defense Audiovisual Agency Unrestricted Use. (Image also in use on the following pages: Our Patriots, Acknowledgements, Thank You, Membership)

"Cherry Blossom Sunset" published February 25, 2018, by Sarah Ferrante Goodrich courtesy Unsplash.

"Poppies" published June 21, 2016, by freestocks courtesy Unsplash.

Custom Artwork (icons, family tree, logos) created March 2018, by Susan Warren Utley. Donated to Narrow Passage Chapter, NSDAR, with no restrictions.

"Shenandoah Valley Courthouse" taken February 2018, by Susan Warren Utley. Donated to Narrow Passage Chapter, NSDAR, with no restrictions. (Image also in use on Membership Page.)

Our Patriots Page

"Cardinal" published March 11, 2018, by Timothy Dykes courtesy Unsplash.

Acknowledgements Page Elements

"Dogwood" published February, 2008 by Phaedra Wilkinson courtesy Morguefile.

Thank You Page

"Tiger Swallowtail" published August, 2016 by Alan Emory courtesy Unsplash.

Membership Page

"Black Eyed Susans" published 2017 by hfxwebguy courtesy Pixabay.

Links Page

"The bluebells in the wilderness" published June, 2017 by Cristiane Teston courtesy Unsplash.