The official state flag of Delaware
was adopted on July 4, 1913.
The flag has a blue field that features a yellow diamond with the state's seal
On the seal, a soldier (with a rifle) and a farmer (with a hoe) look at each
other across scrollwork that encloses an ox,
a sheaf of wheat, and an ear of
Under this is a white ribbon reading, "LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE."
Above is a sailing ship (representing commerce)
Below the seal is the date December 7, 1787,
the date that Delaware ratified
the United States Constitution (it was the first colony to do so).