New Jersey Flags
The New Jersey State flag commemorates the state’s commitment to freedom while it also recognizes the rich agricultural traditions of “the Garden State”. The New Jersey flag pictures its Coat of Arms on a buff colored field. The New Jersey shield features three plows, denoting both the state’s great agriculture and its status as the third state to join the Union. Two women, representing the goddesses Liberty and Ceres, hold a streamer stating the New Jersey state motto: “Liberty and Prosperity.” The Coat or Arms also includes horse’s head and a forward facing helmet. The buff color of the New Jersey flag is indirectly attributed George Washington who ordered that the uniforms of the New Jersey Continental Line be (Jersey) blue with buff colored facings.
Full History of the New Jersey State Flag
Pierre Eugene du Simitiere created the initial version of the flag of New Jersey in 1777, and a small revision was made in 1928.
The New Jersey great seal and flag both include the seal as their main design element.
The "Garden State" moniker for New Jersey comes from the state's coat of arms, which has a horse's head with a helmet underneath it and three plows on a shield to symbolize the state's agricultural heritage. The state motto, "Liberty and Prosperity," is symbolized by the two goddesses. Left is the side of liberty. She is holding a staff that has the word "liberty" written underneath her with a liberty cap on it. Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, is the figure on the right.
She is clutching a cornucopia, and below her are the words "prosperity."
The buff color of the flag is attributed in part to George Washington, who on September 14, 1779, had directed that the uniform coats of the New Jersey Continental Line be dark blue with buff facings, according to the minutes of the New Jersey General Assembly for May 11, 1896, the date on which the Assembly officially approved the flag as the state emblem. Up to that point, only his own uniform and that of the other Continental generals and their assistants had buff-colored facings. Then, on February 14, 1780, the Continental War Officers in Philadelphia ordered that all regiments' uniform coat facings match the color of the state flags of their respective regiments.
According to New Jersey statute Title 52, 2-1, the seal is as follows:
The three ploughs in an escutcheon of azure will serve as the state's arms, while Liberty and Ceres will serve as its supporters. The great seal of this state will be carved on circular silver that is two and a half inches in diameter and three-eighths of an inch thick. The Goddess of Liberty is seen holding a pole in her dexter hand and wearing a gules cap with a band of azure at the bottom and six argent stars on the band, as well as an overdress of tenne and an argent underskirt. Her feet are sandaled, and she is standing on a scroll. Ceres: Similar to Lady? Liberty, but with an overdress; clutching an or cornucopia with apples, plums, and grapes encircled by leaves in the left hand; and, on top of it all, wearing a vert chaplet of wheat spears. Six-barred shield with a sovereign's helmet perched on top; argent and azure for the wreath and mantling. Crest: A proper horse's head. A scroll of azure with three waves or folds, bordered with tenne, supporting the goddesses beneath the shield reads "Liberty and Prosperity" on the higher folds and "1776" in Arabic numerals on the lower fold. "The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey" is to be inscribed around the arms.
The issue of unapproved and inaccurate versions of "The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey" was addressed in a circular letter published in 2015 by the State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury. Many people mistakenly depict the underskirt as blue rather than argent.
A competition to design a new flag for New Jersey was held in 2016 by NJ Advance Media and NJ.com. Although a winning design by Fair Haven resident Andrew Maris was picked, no legislative action has been made to allow for the adoption of a new flag.
The following items appear on the New Jersey state coat of arms:
- A shield with three plows, signifying the agricultural heritage of New Jersey.
- A helmet that faces forward.
- The helmet's crest was shaped like a horse's head.
- Liberty and Ceres, two female characters representing the state's slogan (see next item). Ceres is carrying an overflowing cornucopia, while Liberty is clutching a staff that is supporting a stylised Phrygian hat.
- The state motto of New Jersey, "Liberty and Prosperity," and the year of statehood, 1776, are written on the streamer at the bottom of the eagle's head.
Interesting Facts About the New Jersey Flag
The shield with three plows that is in the center of the New Jersey flag. These plows represent the thriving agriculture industry in the state. The third-largest industry in the state right now is agriculture. Only the pharmaceutical and travel industries are superior to it. Agriculture used to be the Garden State's major industry. The agricultural sector is represented by a set of plows on the New Jersey flag.
In the beginning, the flag could only be flown by the governor of New Jersey. But in the 1930s, lawmakers established a law allowing anyone to fly the New Jersey flag. It's not just the governor anymore. Now anyone can fly the New Jersey flag, including residents of the state.
FAQ About New Jersey
What is the state of New Jersey famous for?
There are many characteristics about New Jersey that are well-known, such as its stunning beaches, congested roadways, delicious food, fierce politics, and varied culture. People who were born and nurtured in this thriving state have a lot to be proud of, including its distinctive residents, breathtaking scenery, and thrilling sports.
Are New Jersey and New York the same state?
There are two different states in the US: New York and New Jersey. New Jersey is the state immediately below New York, which is located in the northeastern part of the country.
What is the nickname for New Jersey?
The Garden State. The Garden State has been utilized ever since the early to mid 1800s to market farmland across the nation to prospective farmers!
Our New Jersey Flags are Made in the USA
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What New Jersey Flags Do We Offer?
We are pleased to offer New Jersey flags for both indoor and outdoor use as well as New Jersey flag sets.
Indoor New Jersey flags produce traditional displays of the lovely state flag of New Jersey in your residence, place of business, institution of higher learning, or other facility. With our customary gold fringe, this distinctive buff-colored flag stands out even more.
Outdoor New Jersey flags come in two different fabric designs and make stunning outdoor displays of the state flag. Carrot Top creates flags that meet the requirements of various climates' different environmental and climatic conditions. Outdoor flags come in a range of sizes and are made of Patriarch® Polyester and Beacon® Nylon.
Beautiful flags, elegant flagpoles, and distinctive (pole) finishes are all combined in New Jersey flag sets. With the help of our flag sets, you can create the ideal display for your needs and preferences. You can either design a whole new appearance or create a New Jersey display that suits your current decor.
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