List of District of Columbia symbols

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This is a list of symbols of the United States District of Columbia.


Type Symbol Date Image
Flag Flag of the District of Columbia 1938[1] Flag of the District of Columbia
Seal Seal of the District of Columbia 1871[1] Seal of the District of Columbia
Motto Justitia omnibus
(Latin for "Justice for all")[2]
Nickname Federal City


Type Symbol Date Image
Song "Washington" by Jimmie Dodd[3] 1951
March "Our Nation's Capitol" by Anthony A. Mitchell[4] 1961


Type Symbol Date Image
Bird Wood thrush
(Hylocichla mustelina)
[1] Wood thrush
Flower 'American Beauty' rose
(Rosa 'American Beauty')
Tree Scarlet oak
(Quercus coccinea)
[1] Scarlet oak


Type Symbol Date Image
Cocktail Rickey 2011[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e District of Columbia. "Official Symbols of the District of Columbia". Archived from the original on February 5, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  2. ^ District of Columbia. "About DC". Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Imhoff, Gary (October 1999). "Our Official Songs". DC Watch. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Schudel, Matt (March 29, 2009). "He Served His Country With Music". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  5. ^ Jamie R. Liu (July 14, 2011). "Rickey Named Official D.C. Cocktail". DCist. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.