Flag Design and History
American Flag History: An Ever-Evolving Canvas Of Freedom, Unity And Patriotism
With its 13 stripes, its 50 stars and its red, white and blue color scheme, the American flag is an iconic symbol of freedom, unity and patriotism. While the basic design elements of the U.S. flag have remained constant since its inception, there have been 27 different versions of the American flag during its 244-year history, with the majority of those changes accounting for stars being added to the flag’s blue field as new states were added to the Union.
Remembering The Anniversary Of The American Flag Being Raised In Iwo Jima
Every year on February 23, we recall the anniversary of U.S. military service members raising the American flag on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II. The U.S. military sought occupation of Iwo Jima because it was strategically located about 750 miles southeast of the main island of Japan and could be used as an aircraft base for launching air raids on Japan’s main island.
U.S. State Flag Quiz: How Much Do You Know About State Flag Designs?
How much do you know about the flag design for each state in America? Test your knowledge with a 15 question quiz or use our State Flags page to help you out. Click on the image below to start the quiz.