Flag of Delaware
Delaware Flag Description:
The flag of Delaware consists of a blue base with a diamond shape in the center of it and the state's coat of arms in the diamond. December 7, 1787 is written under the diamond. The state's motto: 'Liberty and Independence' is written underneath the coat of arms.
Delaware Flag Meaning:
December 7, 1787 is the day Delaware ratified the United States Constitution.
The flag's colors are Delaware's state colors and are based on the uniform of General George Washington. The diamond symbolizes Delaware's nickname as the Diamond State. The coat of arms represents the importance of the agricultural industry and commerce to Delaware and also the militiaman or citizen-soldier in maintaining the country's liberties.
Delaware Flag History:
The flag was originally adopted on July 24, 1913. The current flag dates from June 13, 1955. The coat of arms was adopted in 1777 and the motto was adopted in 1847. Delaware is the first state of the union, gaining statehood on Dec. 7, 1787. Delaware is one of the original 13 colonies that united to form the Union of the United States and is known as the First State because it was first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Interesting Delaware Facts:
Delaware's state nickname is the First State or the Diamond State.