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Today is Flag Day! Which makes it a wonderful time to honor our nation and freshen up our knowledge about our grand ole flag. Here are a few fun facts:


  • There have been 27 official versions of the American flag.

  • The flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student. 

  • When displayed on a wall or window the blue field should be in the upper left corner.

  • Six American flags have been placed on the moon. The first one placed by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong with Apollo 11 fell over during their blast off returning to Earth.

  • Walmart stores sold around 115,000 American flags on September 11, 2001, as compared to 6,400 flags on the same date in 2000.

  • The oldest and largest flag maker in the country is based in New Jersey.

  • The largest American Flag to exist is 255 x 505 feet weighing 3000 pounds. It has been showcased at the Superbowl and World Series.

  • The flag has specific pantone colors: Red 193 and Blue 282.

  • The study of flags is known as Vexillology.


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