New Jersey State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

When was the New Jersey flag adopted?

The New Jersey flag was adopted in March, 1896. The Coat of Arms of New Jersey located in the center of the flag, was originally designed in 1777 and slightly modified in 1928 when it was officially adopted.

What are the designs on the New Jersey flag and what do they represent?

New Jersey’s Coat of Arms is the design on the state flag of New Jersey. Like several other original states, the main colors on the flag were chosen by George Washington, at that time, the Commander and Chief of the Continental Army. The buff background and (Jersey) blue colors chosen by him, were military colors worn by the New Jersey troops.
At the top of the Coat of Arms is a horse’s head, which represents speed and strength, and the horse is New Jersey’s state animal. Below the horse’s head is a helmet of a knight’s suit of armor facing forward, representing the sovereignty of New Jersey. Below the helmet are three plows which represent New Jersey’s agriculture tradition. On the left and right are the goddesses Liberty and Ceres. Liberty holds a staff with a cap of liberty on it symbolizing liberty and freedom. The other goddess, Ceres, is holding a cornucopia overflowing with food, which represents prosperity and abundance. At the bottom is a streamer with the State Motto of New Jersey, “Liberty and Prosperity”, and the year of America’s independence, 1776.

How are you supposed to fly your New Jersey flag with your American flag?

When flying the New Jersey and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the New Jersey flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the New Jersey 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.

Where can I buy a New Jersey flag?

A great place to purchase a New Jersey state flag that is fully made in the USA is Star Spangled Flags. Their flags are 100% made in the USA! They are super strong and are treated so they really last out in the bright sunshine. They have free shipping and come with a customer satisfaction guarantee.

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