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Delaware State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Delaware have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Delaware State Seal

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The Delaware State Flag

[Image of The Delaware State Flag]

Adopted on July 24, 1913, the Delaware state flag has a background of colonial blue surrounding a diamond of buff color in which the coat of arms of the state is placed. The colors represent those of the uniform of General George Washington.

Inside the diamond, the flag recognizes the importance of commerce {the ship} and agriculture {wheat, corn, the ox and the farmer} to the state. Tribute is also paid to the Revolutionary War Soldiers. The words in the banner read Liberty and Independence.

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. Because of this action, Delaware became the first state in the Union.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Beverage: Milk
  • Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
  • Butterfly: Tiger swallowtail
  • Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff
  • Dessert: Peach Pie
  • Fish: Weakfish
  • Flower: Peach Blossom
  • Fossil: Belemnite
  • Herb: Sweet Goldenrod
  • Insect: Lady Bug
  • Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab
  • Macroinvertebrate: Stonefly
  • Mineral: Sillimanite
  • Motto: Liberty and Independence
  • Soil: Greenwich Loam
  • Song: Our Delaware
  • Star: Delaware Diamond
  • Tree: American Holly

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