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.