The 48 Star Flag
The 48 Star Flag: On July 4,1912, the U.S. flag grew to 48 stars with the addition
of New Mexico (January 6th, 1912) and
Arizona (February 14, 1912)
Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 - established the proportions of the
flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of
eight each, a single point of each star to be upward.
This flag was official for 47 years, longer than any other flag, through two World Wars and the
emergence of the United States of America as the leading nation of the
world. Eight Presidents served under this flag;
William H. Taft
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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