New Jersey Flag

New Jersey

Location: The state of New Jersey is located in the North Eastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States of America.

 

New Jersey Flag Image

New Jersey Flag - Did you know...The state of New Jersey is bordered to the north and east by New York and on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by the state of Delaware - New Jersey Flag

A comprehensive guide to the New Jersey Flag. Discover facts and useful information.

Flags are an extremely easy way to identify a country or area immediately, language is not a barrier. The colors and emblems chosen by each country are deeply symbolic. Find out all you need to know about the New Jersey Flag.

Flag Symbol

New Jersey Flag - Map Image

New Jersey Flag - Meaning
The study of flags is called Vexillology and comes from the Latin word vexillum ("flag") and the Greek suffix -logy ("study"). The word "flag" is derived from the old Saxon word "fflaken" which means to fly or to float in the air. The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield. Shields were painted with emblems or symbols to identify friend or enemy. Warriors needed to know where their leaders were hence the custom of carrying a pole was adopted and subsequently the idea of flags began! Flags and banners were even mentioned in the bible, the following quote is from the bible book entitled Song of Solomons, (6:10):  "Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners."

New Jersey Flag - Description

  • The background color of the New Jersey Flag is buff

  • The color of the state seal is Jersey blue

  • The Coat of Arms of the State of New Jersey includes:

    • A shield containing three plows symbolizing New Jersey's agricultural tradition

    • A knight's helmet

    • A horse's head as the crest of the helmet

    • The female figures Liberty and Ceres, representative of the state's motto
      (Liberty is holding a staff with a liberty cap on the top and Ceres is holding an overflowing cornucopia, also known as a horn of plenty)

    • The streamer at the foot of the emblem displays the New Jersey State Motto "Liberty and Prosperity", and 1776, the year of independence

New Jersey Flag - Map

New Jersey Flag- Color Symbolism
According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions there is a vast amount of symbolism associated with the color of a nations flag. The full development of heraldry in about 1200AD also brought sophisticated design of flags, some of which includes a Coat of Arms.

  • A Yellow flag is the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
    disease is on board

  • White flag - A white flag is a sign of truce and is carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile

  • National flag - A flag of a particular country, on which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned

  • Red flag - A red flag is displayed as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists

New Jersey FlagPicture

New Jersey Flag- Information
New Jersey is located in the North Eastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the USA. The state of New Jersey is bordered to the north and east by New York and on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by the state of Delaware

  • The coat of arms used in the flag of New Jersey was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere in 1777

  • The coat of arms in the flag of New Jersey is also used for Seal of the State of New Jersey

  • The pledge of allegiance to  the New Jersey state flag is: "

  • New Jersey Capital City: Trenton

  • State Nickname: Garden State

  • State Motto:  Liberty and Prosperity

  • Largest City: Newark

  • State Bird: American Goldfinch

  • State Animal: Horse

  • State Insect: European Honey Bee

  • State Flower: Common Meadow Violet

  • State Tree: Northern Red Oak

  • State Fruit: Northern Highbush blueberry

  • State Vegetable: Jersey tomato

  • Size: 8,721 sq mile

  • Highest Point: High Point, Kittatinny Mountains

  • Largest river: Atlantic Ocean, Sea Level

  • State Slogan: Come See For Yourself

New Jersey FlagImage

New Jersey Flag - Definition
Flags are defined as symbols or emblems usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design. Flags are also often used as a signalling device and method of communication. All US government buildings are decorated with flags. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.

New Jersey Flag - Facts
  • All Flag pictures show flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

  • The Study of the Flags is known as Vexillology

  • The upper left quarter of the flag is known as the Canton

  • A Flag share is the flag officer's share of prize money

  • People with an interest in flags are called Vexillologists

  • The New Jersey Flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground

  • The idea of flying a flag came from the requirements of ancient warfare in the battlefield

New Jersey FlagImage
  • The shape and flag ratio of the New Jersey Flag is 1:2 (the length is twice the height)

  • To dip the flag is the process of lowering and quickly restore it to its place is often done as a mark of respect

  • When presenting a nations flag, the United Nations uses alphabetical order, this includes the New Jersey Flag. Their flag etiquette ensures that no one country's flag has precedence over another country's flag

  • A tattered or faded New Jersey Flag should be removed and replaced with a new New Jersey Flag

  • The New Jersey Flag should always be flown the correct way up, it is vital that due care and consideration is taken to ensure this

  • The two women depicted on the New Jersey flag are Liberty and Ceres

  • The state of New Jersey is nicknamed the 'Garden State' because of its long agricultural tradition

  • The coat of arms on the New Jersey Flag was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere in 1777

  • Every school in the state of New Jersey is required to fly the US flag and all children who attend are required by law each day to salute the US flag and recite the following pledge of allegiance to the flag: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,"

  • The colors of the New Jersey flag were chosen by General George Washington

Displaying the New Jersey Flag- Did you know?

  • The act or function of raising the New Jersey Flag, as on a rope is referred to as hoisting

  • To denote grief and mourning, the New Jersey Flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the flag pole , this is called flying the flag at Half Staff or Half Mast and is carried out by firstly raising the New Jersey Flag to the top, then lowering the New Jersey Flag halfway

  • To show distress the New Jersey Flag is flown upside-down

  • Always hoist the New Jersey Flag briskly and lower the New Jersey Flag ceremoniously

  • No disrespect should be shown to the New Jersey flag

  • The New Jersey Flag should never be displayed, used, fastened or kept in such a way as to allow the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way

  • The New Jersey Flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature

  • To strike, or lower the New Jersey Flag is the process of hauling it down. It is a token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender

Dream Definition - New Jersey Flag
Seeing your national flag in your dream means peace and/or prosperity. Seeing a flag of a foreign nation indicates a breach of trust between friends.

New Jersey Flag

New Jersey Flag

  • New Jersey Flag symbolism

  • Meaning of the New Jersey Flag

  • What do the colors represent?

  • Color Symbolism in Flags

  • Meaning of different colors

  • New Jersey Flag- Pictures

New Jersey Flag Picture

 

Pictures and Videos of New Jersey Flag
Discover the selection of pictures and videos relating to different flag symbols, a useful educational resource for budding Vexillologists! Learn about the meaning and history of the New Jersey Flag. The New Jersey Flag is a good example of color symbolism that we see in everyday life. All of the articles and pages on this site can be accessed via the Signology Index - a great educational resource for everyone! What is the significance of a particular color? What does each New Jersey Flag mean - find out all you need to know! Color Symbolism, Meaning, Crests, Emblems, Facts and much more! We have even included a dream definition of the New Jersey Flag! Hope you find this resource on flag symbols useful.

 

New Jersey Flag - Chart - Color - Symbol - Colors - Meanings - Symbolism - Symbols - Meaning - Symbolic - Psychology - Symbolic - Symbolize - Pics - Photos - Images - Video - Facts - Colour - Colours - White - Blue - Significance -  Symbolism - Represent - Represents - Historical - Facts - Emblem - Country - Countries - National - Mean - History - State - Nations

Copyright 2014 Cyber Synergy Ltd

Cookie Policy