Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: The Stars And Stripes Increased
Posted on 01/13/2014 4:28:36 AM PST by Master Zinja
On this date in 1794, President George Washington signed a measure making the first changes to the American flag, by ordering the stars and stripes to be increased by two each, to symbolize the admissions of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. The 15-star, 15-stripe flag would remain the standard for the United States for 23 years, until the admission of five more states would bring the next changes to the flag, reverting the number of stripes to a permanent 13 but increasing the stars for each state admitted thereafter.
and the 16th star is Tennessee 1796
In odumbo’s flag, there are no stars or stripes. Thank the Lord he hasn’t made that executive order just yet.
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