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Flag_of_Delaware.jpg|Utilizes the same primary colors of the existing flag (buff and gold). Three parallel stripes represent the 3 counties, with the diamond located off-center between. Will look good displayed both horizontally and vertically.
 
Flag_of_Delaware.jpg|Utilizes the same primary colors of the existing flag (buff and gold). Three parallel stripes represent the 3 counties, with the diamond located off-center between. Will look good displayed both horizontally and vertically.
 
DE_PNG.png|My version of the flag by ColinHarkins. The flag simplifies the design of the current flag, updates the colors to the state colors of blue and buff, and puts a singe star in the center to signify Delaware’s status as the first state. Posted by Preston Knapp [https://vexillology.fandom.com/wiki/User:Preston_Knapp]
 
DE_PNG.png|My version of the flag by ColinHarkins. The flag simplifies the design of the current flag, updates the colors to the state colors of blue and buff, and puts a singe star in the center to signify Delaware’s status as the first state. Posted by Preston Knapp [https://vexillology.fandom.com/wiki/User:Preston_Knapp]
Proposal Flag of Delaware.svg|Proposal for a flag for Delaware. Colors and basic layout taken from the shield, as are the cow and the stars. The golden discs represent the bushel of wheat and the corn. The many tiny stars are represented by three larger stars.
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Proposal Flag of Delaware.svg|Proposal for a flag for Delaware. Colors and basic layout taken from the shield, as are the cow and the stars. The golden discs represent the bushel of wheat and the corn. The many tiny stars are represented by three larger stars. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Delaware|details]])
Proposal Flag of Delaware less is more.svg|Proposal "less is more" for a flag for Delaware. Just take all the lettering and emblems off the existing flag, and you have a unique flag.
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Proposal Flag of Delaware less is more.svg|Proposal "less is more" for a flag for Delaware. Just take all the lettering and emblems off the existing flag, and you have a unique flag. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Delaware|details]])
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Proposal Flag of Delaware less is more 2.svg|Proposal for a flag for Delaware. The design of this flag is identical to my other "less is more" design, but instead of using the pastel colors from the current flag it uses their "hard" color equivalents. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Delaware|details]])
 
Delaware - Blue.png|Part of a series of fifty state flag designs, all in blue and white. (Posted by Ken Morton)
 
Delaware - Blue.png|Part of a series of fifty state flag designs, all in blue and white. (Posted by Ken Morton)
Proposal Flag of Delaware less is more 2.svg|Proposal for a flag for Delaware. The design of this flag is identical to my other "less is more" design, but instead of using the pastel colors from the current flag it uses their "hard" color equivalents.
 
 
DelawareNew.png|([[User:Trevor807/Proposals|details]])
 
DelawareNew.png|([[User:Trevor807/Proposals|details]])
 
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Latest revision as of 20:33, January 7, 2020

The flag of the state of Delaware consists of a buff-colored diamond on a field of colonial blue, with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware inside the diamond. Below the diamond, 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 in the center of the flag was adopted on January 17, 1777. It depicts a shield of horizontal green, blue and white stripes. On the stripes is 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". These symbols are also included on the seal of Delaware.

The current flag was adopted on July 24, 1913. During the American Civil War, regiments from Delaware flew a flag which was similar to the state coat of arms on a field of blue.

In 2001, the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) surveyed its members on the designs of the 72 U.S. state, U.S. territorial and Canadian provincial flags. NAVA members chose the Delaware flag as the 20th worst flag in the running, choosing it to be 52nd of the 72.

Proposals for a New Flag of DelawareEdit

Shown below are various designs that have been proposed for a new flag of Delaware.

SymbolismEdit

The Swedish flagEdit

Flag of Sweden

Flag of Sweden

Proposed designs that feature or suggest the Swedish flag are commemorating New Sweden, a short-lived colony of Sweden that existed between 1638 and 1655. The colony's capital was in present-day Wilmington, Delaware, and settlements associated with it stretched along the Delaware River into parts of the modern states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The colony was short-lived, but the period of Swedish rule sets Delaware apart from other states and is still celebrated as part of the state's history and identity. The current flag of Wilmington is composed of the city seal on the Swedish flag. In 2013, the Swedish royal family visited Wilmington to commemorate the 375th anniversary of New Sweden's founding.

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