Flag Day dai numeri: 10 fatti sulla bandiera americana

Gli americani patriottici in tutto il paese renderanno omaggio alla bandiera nazionale, che è stato adottato quasi un anno dopo gli Stati Uniti. ha dichiarato la sua indipendenza.

In onore del giorno della bandiera, ecco 10 facts you should know about the American flag.

1777 - Il primo American flag was adopted on June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress, which passed the Flag Act.

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Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation,” an excerpt from the Journals of the Continental Congress said on page 464.

1916 - President Woodrow Wilson established Il giorno della Bandiera a Maggio 30, 1916, when he issued a proclamation stating he hoped Americans would showsignificant expression to our thoughtful love of America” a giugno 14 ogni anno.

27 - Ci sono stati 27 official versions of the American flag since its first adoption nearly 245 anni fa. The flag’s star-and-stripe design has been amended on multiple occasions to reflect the number of states in the U.S. Hawaii was the last state to join in 1959.

This screen print illustration from 1941 depicts an American flag flying over Fort McHenry, based on Francis Scott Key's national anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner.'

This screen print illustration from 1941 depicts an American flag flying over Fort McHenry, based on Francis Scott Key’s national anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner.(GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

13 - Ci sono 13 alternating red and white stripes on the American flag. Each stripe represents the original 13 colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Carolina del Nord, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.

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50 - On the blue field of the American flag, ci sono 50 white stars, which represent the 50 states that make up the U.S.

The 50-star American flag is the longest running in the nation's history.

The 50-star American flag is the longest running in the nation’s history. (iStock)

1960 - The current American flag was first raised on July 4, 1960, over the Fort McHenry National Historic Site in Maryland, according to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. Eisenhower made the 50-star flag design official with Executive Order 10834 in agosto 1959.

3 - While various American flag designs have been created by artists should there be a new state added to the U.S., there have been three 51-star flag designs highlighted by The Flag Institute — an organization thatcelebrates and promotes flags in all their variety.

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150 milioni - The Flag Manufacturers Association of America estimates that there are 150 million American flags sold each year.

An American household has decided to mount its nations flag outside.

An American household has decided to mount its nations flag outside. (iStock)

51% - A YouGovAmerica survey found that slightly more than half (51%) di Americans have an American flag in their home.

6 - There have been six American flags planted on the moon’s surface, secondo la NASA.

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