|This plate, unchanged since 1970, seems like it has been with us forever.
"The First State" slogan is doubly appropriate. |
Delaware is the FIRST state in modern history to issue a flat-style license plate.
Flat is the new thin and states are switching in droves,
from embossed plates with raised letters, to flats.
Now, this basic Delaware plate looks like a trail-blazing trend-setter,
way ahead of its time! Despite its bland originality,
for variety-sake, we wish Delaware would issue a new plate design.
"The First State" may sound like braggadocio, but it ain't bragging if it's true.
Delaware was the FIRST of 13 states to ratify the US Constitution in 1787.
(I guess "We're Number 1" would have been too contentious.)
Note: Though Rhode Island was the FIRST state to declare independence from British rule,
there are no plans for a competing "The First State" slogan on Rhode Island plates.