Flag of Delaware
|Design||A buff-colored diamond on a field of colonial blue, with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware inside the diamond and the date "December 7, 1787" below the diamond. |
The current flag was adopted on July 24, 1913. The coat of arms in the center of the flag was adopted on January 17, 1777. 
The date "December 7, 1787", declares the day on which Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. The colors of the flag reflect the colors of the uniform of General George Washington.
The coat of arms depicts a shield of horizontal green, blue, and white stripes. On the stripes are a sheaf of wheat, an ear of corn, and an ox standing on grass, all representing Delaware's agriculture. Above the shield is a sailing ship. Supporting the shield are a farmer on the left and a soldier on the right. The state motto, below the shield, reads "Liberty and Independence".