Flag Trivia

Did You Know

There are 27 official United States flags from 1776 to 1960 totaling 882 stars and 353 stripes.

ALL of these official U.S. flags (plus nearly 300 more) were donated and are currently on display at the House of Flags Museum in Columbus, county seat of Polk County, North Carolina.

Ours is THE ONLY Flag Museum to display all 27 official United States flags.

Our Flag has changed its stars and stripes 27 times in its history. On July 5th 2007 the current 50-star Flag will become the longest flying flag in US history. (47 years, 1 day since the 48-star Flag was officially replaced with the 50-star flag, July 4th 1960)

The 50-star flag was designed by high school senior Bob Heft as a history project in 1958 when we only had 49 states. His teacher gave him a B-minus because it had too many stars. On July 4, 1960, Bob Haft found himself in Washington, D.C., standing next to President Dwight Eisenhower, watching as his 50-star flag was raised for the first time over the U.S. Capitol building. (www.americanprofile.com)

Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of June 14th 1777