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 (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". 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. Retrieved July 14, 2011.