Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: The cross with a tapered point to fly alludes to the crosses in the De La Warre family coat of arms and thus the origin of the state’s name. In the first quarter is charged a Blue Hen Rooster which recognises the official state bird and one of the state nicknames. Its placement in the first quarter also honours the fact that Delaware was 'the first state'. The rooster and the cross are in Colonial Blue whilst the field is Buff, the official state colours.
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The flag of the state of Delaware consists of a buff-colored diamond on a field of colonial...