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    Some wondered why we have blue and yellow jerseys. Heres a good reason:

    NJ Fact of the Day: State Flag: The Buff and Blue: Why a yellow background and a blue shield? Because none other than George Washington picked them out in 1779. The colors â€â€Â￾ Jersey blue and buff (as the yellow is called) â€â€Â￾ honor the Dutch, New Jersey’s original European settlers. The colors first appeared on the insignia of the Netherlands. Washington selected the color scheme for the uniforms of NJ’s regiments in the Revolution; in 1780 soldiers had to carry a state flag that matched their uniforms, and NJ’s colors have been the same ever since. The traditional flag was made official in 1896.

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