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American Flag Stars in a Column Patriotic Stars Stencil


Story of this flag design


The stars in the U.S. flag were aligned in linear columns in 1912 after the addition of two stars representing the new states of Arizona and New Mexico. The new stars brought the total number to 48, arranged in 6 rows of 8 stars each. There were thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies. This flag flew from 4 July 1912, to 3 July, 1949. According to the US army quartermaster, an executive order was issued on 14 February 1912. Following the admission of New Mexico and Arizona, President Taft approved a Joint Army-Navy report recommending that the 48 stars be arranged symmetrically in six rows of eight stars each. This stencil is designed as per president Taft's executive order!


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