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Flags of States and Territories

California flag Colorado flag
California
Entered the Union in 1850 as the 31st State; flag adopted in 1911, modified in 1953. Americans, in what was then Mexican territory, proclaimed the independence of California on June 14, 1846. The banner of their "Bear Flag Republic" was later adopted by the State.
Colorado
Entered the Union in 1876 as the 38th State; flag adopted in 1911, modified in 1964. Yellow and white refer to the mining of gold and silver, while these colors plus blue are found in the Rocky Mountain columbine, the State flower. Red is also for the Spanish word for that color -- colorado.
Connecticut flag Delaware flag
Connecticut
Ratified the Constitution in 1788 as the fifth State; flag adopted in 1897. The grapevines in the coat of arms refer to the three original colonies -- Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook. The motto "He Who Brought Us Over Will Sustain Us," is based on the 80th Psalm.
Delaware
Ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787, as the first State; flag adopted in 1913. Revolutionary War uniforms are honored in the blue and buff colors while commerce (the ship), and agriculture (wheat, corn, ox, farmer) are featured in the coat of arms.

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