- When was the Delaware state flag adopted?
- Where can you buy a Delaware flag?
- What is the design on the Delaware state flag and what does it represent?
- How do I fly my Delaware flag with my American flag?
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When was the Delaware state flag adopted?
The state flag of Delaware was adopted on May 24, 1913. The central design on the flag is the Delaware Coat of Arms which was adopted in January, 1777.
Where can you buy a Delaware flag?
Star Spangled Flag sells a beautiful Delaware flag that is 100% made by materials made in the USA! They use a tough material and add UV protection which adds to the longevity of the flag. They also use superior stitching that helps to prevent fraying and unraveling. A big plus is that they provide free shipping!
What is the design on the Delaware state flag and what does it represent?
The state flag of Delaware consists of a colonial blue field upon which lies the state’s Coat of Arms placed on a buff colored diamond shape. Below the diamond, is the date, December 7, 1787. The coat of arms portrays a shield supported by a farmer holding a hoe, on the left and a soldier with a musket, on the right. Above the shield is a sailing ship and below the shield is a banner which displays the state motto: “LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE”. The shield is divided into three sections. The top section depicts a sheaf of wheat and an ear of corn. The middle section is a blue zigzag shaped stripe, and the bottom section is a picture of an ox standing on a field of green grass. The colonial blue and buff colors used on the flag represent the colors of General George Washington’s uniform. The diamond shape central on the flag is a reflection of the comment of Thomas Jefferson that Delaware is a “jewel” among the states due to its location on the eastern coast. The date, December 7, 1787 represents the day that Delaware became the first state to establish the United States Constitution, hence becoming the first state of the United States. The ship is a symbol of New Castle County’s ship building industry and Delaware’s extensive coastal commerce. The sheaf of wheat was adapted from the Sussex County seal and represents the agricultural strength of Delaware. The corn is taken from the Kent County seal and represents the agricultural basis of Delaware’s economy. The farmer represents the central role of farming to the state. The soldier represents the essential role of the citizen-soldier to the preservation of American liberties. The ox symbolizes the importance of animal husbandry to the state economy. The blue zigzag shape represents the Delaware River, the main stay of the state’s commerce and transportation. The state motto was borrowed from the Order of Cincinnati, and approved in 1847.
How do I fly my Delaware flag with my American flag?
When flying the Delaware flag with the flag of the United States on the same pole, the flag of United States must always be at the top and the Delaware flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Delaware flag will be to the right of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the observer’s left of the other flags.
Delaware was the first state in the Union, hence its very appropriate nickname, “The First State.” But it’s not the only nickname given to this state. Other popular nicknames include The Small Wonder, Blue Hen State (the state’s official state bird), and The Diamond State (nickname given by Thomas Jefferson).
Delaware is located in the northeastern region of the country, bordered by Pennsylvania to its north, Maryland to its west and south. The name Delaware was taken from its first governor Thomas West 3rd Baron De La Warr.
Just like any other states, Delaware also has its own share of weird laws:
- Section 198-30 It is illegal to pretend to sleep on the boardwalk or bench.
- Section 134-13 No alcohol may be served on nightclubs if there is dancing, “no matter when the dancing is occurring.”
- Section 906 No horse racing shall take place on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
- Section 1506 It is illegal to marry on a jest o dare.
- Section 198-15 It is illegal to change into or out of a bathing suit in a public restroom
But there is also a lot of good stuff happening in Delaware.
- Delaware is a Shopaholics dream because it’s one of the five states not implementing sales tax.
- The biggest Lego tower soaring 11 stories high can be found in Wilmington Delaware.
- The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the country.
- Delaware has the most LGBT friendly beach, the Rehoboth Beach.
- And Delaware is known for having the country’s highest percentage of Ph. D’s.
If you’re Delawarean and a proud citizen of this state and country, then show it. There are many ways to show how you love your state and country and one of them is by flying our national symbol during national holidays and other special occasions.
Here are the best times to fly a flag for your country.
- New Year’s Day – January
- Martin Luther King Day – January
- President’s Day – February
- Good Friday – April
- Memorial Day – May
- Independence Day – July
- Labor Day – September
- Columbus Day – October
- Veteran’s Day – November ? Thanksgiving Day and Day after Thanksgiving – November
- Christmas Day – December
Other Special Delaware Celebrations
- World Championship Punkin Chunkin – November
- St Anthony’s Italian Festival – June
- Delaware State Fair – July
- Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest – August
- Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – October
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