Flag of New Jersey
State: New Jersey
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New Jersey Flag Description:
The flag of New Jersey consists of a buff-colored base with the state's coat of arms in the center.
New Jersey Flag Meaning:
The buff-colored base of the flag is based on the color, designated by General George Washington in 1779, for the uniforms of the New Jersey Continental Line which were dark blue faced with buff.
New Jersey Flag History:
The basic design of the New Jersey flag originated in 1780 and it was adopted by the state in 1896. The current flag dates from Mar. 26, 1928 when the coat of arms was modified. In 1780 the Continental War Offices directed New Jersey regiments to carry a state flag with a buff base. New Jersey was the third state of the union gaining statehood on Dec. 18, 1787. It is one of the original 13 colonies that united to form the union of the United States.
Interesting New Jersey Facts:
New Jersey's state nickname is the Garden State.