Adopted on July 24, 1913, It has a background of colonial blue surrounding a diamond of buff color in which the coat of arms of the state is placed. Below the diamond are the words "December 7, 1787," indicating the day on which Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. According to members of the original commission established to design the flag, the shades of buff and colonial blue represent those of the uniform of General George Washington. Inside the diamond, the flag recognizes the importance of commerce and agriculture to the state. Tribute is also paid to the revolutionary war soldiers. The words in the ribbon banner read Liberty and Independence.
Deleware was the 1st state to join the union.
It was settled in 1638 and entered the union on Dec. 7, 1787.
The state capitol is in Dover.
Their nickname is: The First State / The Diamond State / The Blue Hen State/ Small Wonder
Their motto is: Liberty and Independence
Origin of state's name: Named after an early Virginia governor, Lord De La Warr
Below is a list of some of the ciites we have visisted during our trip(s) to Deleware.
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