13 Stripes and 51 Stars—How the American Flag Might Change (Slate)

The last time we added any stars to the American flag was in 1959, when Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union as states. Some believe it’s bound to happen again—Puerto Rico, for example, could one day become the 51st state. But where would the star go on that neatly designed American flag? No worries, there’s actually plenty of room. That’s what computers are for!


  1. Jacqueline says:

    I think if the stars begin with 9 and end with the full 10, it would look much more organized in the alternate view. The way it is displayed now seems as though the flag was upside down. I do not like the Wyoming view at all.

  2. I have one of these that was used in the military fashion at my granddad’s funeral. He was a sailor in WW1. Could anyone tell me the value of it?

  3. pamela barbin says:

    i also have a military flag from my grandfathers coffin, would be interested in how valuable it really is.

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