Delaware Delaware State Flag

The Delaware flag was formally adopted on July 24, 1913. Since, Delaware has maintained the same flag for the last 104 years.

The Delaware flag was voted 37th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 6 main colors in the Delaware flag are #76A1A0, #F0DC82, #FFFFFF, #FFD93C, #000000, and #3F863F. The Delaware flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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Delaware Flag

The Delaware State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on July 24, 1913.

Colors

#76A1A0 75%
#F0DC82 14.1%
#FFFFFF 1.7%
#FFD93C 1.2%
#000000 1%
#3F863F 1%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The Delaware state flag depicts its coat of arms centered on a buff colored diamond against a colonial blue background. Beneath the diamond are the words December 7, 1787 which indicates the day on which Delaware ratified the United States constitution. The coat of arms contains three horizontal stripes of green, white, and blue that holds an ear of corn, an ox, and a sheaf of wheat. Above the shield sails a ship which is flanked on both sides by a farmer and soldier. Beneath the shield the state motto declares, “Liberty and Independence.”

Meaning

According to the original commission that designed the Delaware state flag, the shades of blue and colonial blue represent the hues of the uniform worn by General Washington. The ship seen within the state seal signifies the extensive coal commerce and ship building industry while the farmer shows the role of farming which is central to the Delaware agriculture. Furthermore, the militiaman plays the crucial role of both citizen and soldier to maintain American liberties.

The wheatsheaf and maize also shown in the seal symbolize the importance of agricultural to the Delaware economy. The ox also sheds light on the role of animal husbandry to Delaware’s state economy. The flowing water represents the Delaware River which is the main artery of commerce and transportation of this state.

History

The motto ‘Liberty and Independence,’ which is shown beneath the state seal, was adopted and approved in 1847 and makes a bold but very suitable statement about the importance of freedom.

Since Delaware was the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution, it has the privilege of holding first position in any national events such as the presidential inauguration

The Delaware state flag was adopted on July the 24th, 1913. However during the Civil War, regiments from Delaware had flown a flag which was similar to the state coat of arms and hence echoes in today’s flag. The state flag of Delaware is just one of many in the USA that pays homage to its state’s history and heritage.


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