The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the U. The 50-star flag was ordered by the then president Eisenhower on August 21, 1959, and was adopted in July 1960. The Continental Navy raised the Colors as the ensign of the fledgling nation in the American War for Independence—likely with the expedient of transforming their previous British red ensigns by adding white stripes—and would use this flag until 1777, when it would form the basis for the subsequent de jure designs.
Both flags could have been easily constructed by adding white stripes to a British Red Ensign, one of the three maritime flags used throughout the British Empire at the time.
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Most were individually crafted rather than mass-produced.
While there are many examples of 13-star arrangements, some of those flags included blue stripes as well as red and white.
The national standard was not a reference to the national or naval flag.
The Flag Resolution did not specify any particular arrangement, number of points, nor orientation for the stars and the arrangement or whether the flag had to have seven red stripes and six white ones or vice versa.While scholars still argue about this, tradition holds that the new flag was first hoisted in June 1777 by the Continental Army at the Middlebrook encampment. Massachusetts reinforcements brought news of the adoption by Congress of the official flag to Fort Schuyler. Swartwout of Dutchess County was paid by Congress for his coat for the flag.Soldiers cut up their shirts to make the white stripes; scarlet material to form the red was secured from red flannel petticoats of officers' wives, while material for the blue union was secured from Capt. The 1777 resolution was most probably meant to define a naval ensign.However, an East India Company flag could have from nine to 13 stripes, and was not allowed to be flown outside the Indian Ocean.In any case, both the stripes (barry) and the stars (mullets) have precedents in classical heraldry.The Merrion is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar, The Garden Room, and the intimate No. This 5 star luxury hotel is to be found in the heart of Georgian Dublin, opposite Government Buildings and a few minutes’ walk from galleries, museums, the I. Guests at The Merrion are invited to discover our exceptional private art collection by taking a specially developed audio guided tour.