CHAPTER 288

DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL STATE FLAG

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 29, OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY PROVIDING FOR THE DESIGNATION OF THE OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, a Commission was authorized by Chapter 306, Volume 27, Laws of Delaware (1913) to decide upon a uniform and standard flag for the State of Delaware ; and

WHEREAS, the said act provided for the flag and colors to be decided upon by the said Commission to be recognized as the official flag and colors of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the said Commission on July 24, 1913, did decide upon the official flag and colors of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the provision for said official flag and colors of the State of Delaware was omitted from the Delaware Code,

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. That Chapter 5, Title 29 of the Delaware Code be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new section thereto to be known as section 506:

§ 506. State flag

The following described flag is the official flag of the State of Delaware. The design of the State Flag shall be as follows : a background of Colonial Blue surrounding a diamond of Buff in which diamond is placed the correct Coat of Arms of the State of Delaware in the colors prescribed by law and in accordance

with § 501, Chapter 5, Title 29, of the Delaware Code with the words: December 7, 1787, to be inscribed underneath the diamond.

The official State Colors, Colonial Blue and Buff are designated by the Textile Color Card Association of the United States, Inc., New York, as "Arno Blue" Cable No. 10663, and "Golden Beige" Cable No. 10781 respectively; the color shades having been determined by Colorimetric Specifications of the National Bureau of Standards, United States Department of Commerce, in Test No. 2, 1/140565, dated November 18, 1954, which is on file with the Public Archives Commission of the State of Delaware, Hall of Records, Dover, Delaware. The colors of the Coat of Arms and other elements of the State Flag shall be the following: Husbandman, trousers of gray brown, shirt of red, hat and hilling hoe of brown ; Rifleman, suit of green, binding, bag and leggings of buff, hat of brown, powder flask and feather of gray; Shield, frame of shaded yellow, top panel of orange, center panel of blue, lower panel of white, ox of red brown, grass and corn of green, wheat and branches underfoot of yellow, heraldric wreath to be blue and silver (twisted) ; Ship under full sail to have a dark hull and white sails ; Date, December 7, 1787, to be white ; Cord and Tassels to be blue and gold.

Approved June 13, 1955.