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The Delaware State Flag
The State Flag of Delaware, with the colors of the confederacy features the images on the Great State seal of the farmer and the militiaman guarding the crest. It serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. There is an Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union - Delaware has the honor of being the first state.

Ratified the Constitution: December 1, 1787
Delaware is the 1st state
Date the flag was adopted: 1913


Facts on the Delaware State Flag Etiquette
Facts and information about flying the ensign and the display of the Delaware Flag:

Delaware State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 1st state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "First State", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Delaware flag may be flown at night when properly lighted

Fact 4: The flagpole must be at least two and one-half times as long as the flag

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Delaware State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Delaware State car flags are used by their owners as mobile emblems of their home. Car flags are usually made from strong materials and are attached to a car via a pole and clip window attachment.

History, Description, Colors and Symbols of the Delaware State Flag
The Delaware flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "First State". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the Delaware State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the Delaware Flag are as follows:

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Capital: Dover
Date of Statehood: 7 December 1787
(1st state)
"First State"
Ratio: 3:4

What is the design of the Delaware state flag?  
 The design is a buff colored diamond shape on a field of colonial blue, with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware inside the diamond
What does the diamond shape symbolize?
 The diamond shape in the center of the flag reflects the comment of Thomas Jefferson that  DE is a "jewel" among the states due to its location on the eastern coast of the country
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
 The colors of buff and colonial blue are not shown in ancient heraldry. These colors were the colors worn by the state's soldiers during the Revolutionary War
 The color blue in heraldry symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
What is the shape and flag ratio? The 'Hoist' is the width and the 'Fly' is the length.
 The ratio is 3:4 meaning it is 3 units tall for every 4 units wide.
What is the history of the Delaware State Flag? 
 The state seal was first adopted on January 17, 1777, and contains the coat of arms
 the words "December 7, 1787," indicated the day on which Delaware was the first state to ratify the federal Constitution.
 Delaware therefore became the first state in the Union, and the flag takes precedence in such national events as the inauguration of the president
When was the ensign adopted? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
 It was officially adopted on July 24, 1913

The Delaware flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.


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