The New Jersey State Flag Story

There are plenty of tales available that talk about the national flag of the United States. People continue to discuss how the banner should be raised, shown and even kept. There are specific rules and guidelines on how to care for these flags as well as how the design and layout first started. For example, the state flag of New Jersey, which was featured in March 1896 is quite unique because it showcases a buff tone. It has a rich history and the emblem is quite distinctive from others because it follows the traits of a war flag, specifically during the Revolutionary war.

George Washington ordered on October 2, 1779 that the armed forces wear a blue uniform with buff-toned facings. During that period, buff-colored facings were put aside to give way to Washington’s personal uniform, as well as for those of high-ranking officers. Afterwards, the flags for every brigade were ordered to complement the tones of the facings. The NJ flag started out this way. The war officers in Philadelphia also provided directions on February 28, 1780 to have the uniform coat facings of all brigades become similar with the background hue of the state flag of the brigade.

The state flag has the characteristics of the New Jersey seal, including a couple of females. These stand for liberty and agriculture. There is a blue shield presenting three ploughs, which represent the agricultural business. There is also a helmet of a knight getting ready for battle. The motto of the state “Liberty and Prosperity” and year 1776 is also shown on the flag.

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