Delaware Motto
Liberty and Independence
The state motto of Delaware is "Liberty and Independence".

The Delaware state motto was formed in 1783 by the Society of the Cincinnati. It was adopted in the year of 1847 and it appears on both the state flag and state seal.

The underlying message inherent in the state motto refers to Delaware's prominent role in United State's great fight for independence and struggle for freedom.

In 1847 the Delaware state motto was added to the seal "...as an expression of the ideals of American government...".

Other mottos and slogans of Delaware:

  • It's Good Being First. The First State
  • Smaller, Faster, Smarter
  • Wow..... You're in Delaware
  • Home of Tax Free Shopping
Some funny mottos and politically incorrect slogans of Delaware:
  • Everything is Smaller Here!
  • We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water
  • First and Forgotten
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