Find Out What Color of Delaware State Flag Represents
The first state admitted was Delaware. The Delaware State Flag was adopted in 1913 and the state was admitted in 1787.
The flag has a blue background with an orange diamond in the center with the date that the Constitution was ratified by Delaware, which is December 7, 1787.
In the middle of the orange diamond are two people, which is said to be the coat of arms of Delaware. The diamond was chosen because Delaware was considered a diamond in the rough or a jewel.
The blue and buff colors are said to represent the Revolution because some regiments and George Washington were coats of blue with buff trimmings. The coat of arms represents the products and occupations of the state, which are cattle raising, hunting, farming and shipping in the early days.
The state was nickname the "Diamond State" in the early days of the flag and is now nicknamed the "First State."