New Jersey Flag
Flag Officially Adopted: January 15, 1896
The State flag of New Jersey is buff colored- buff and blue are New Jersey’s state colors. It’s been said that General George Washington chose those colors after he was stationed in New Jersey during the revolutionary war.
The design of the flag shows the New Jersey state coat of arms emblazoned in the center. The shield has three plows with a horse’s head above it.
Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: “Liberty and Prosperity” which is the state motto of New Jersey. The goddess of agriculture, Ceres, is holding a cornucopia with prosperity written below. The state’s agriculture tradition gave New Jersey its nickname, the Garden State.