48 Star American Flag 3x5 2-Ply Polyester
Historical American Flag with Sewn Stripes and 48 Embroidered Stars
Made of 2 ply polyester, which is the most durable and best option for those who fly their flag 24/7. This flag features 48 embroidered, five-pointed stars arranged in a linear pattern within the blue field. Celebrate our early American heritage with this beautifully sewn flag.
- Heavy-duty 600 denier fabric
- Sewn stripes and embroidered stars
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size: 3' x 5'
History of the 48-star flag
Two stars were added to the American flag on July 4th, 1912 to recognize New Mexico and Arizona as the 47th and 48th states respectively. New Mexico was admitted on January 6th and Arizona on February 14th, 1912. The American flag would bear 48 stars for the next 47 years, through two world wars and eight US Presidents until July 4th, 1959 as Alaska became the 49th state on January 3rd, 1959. Only one short year later, the number of stars on the American flag grew to 50 as Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21st, 1959. The 50-star version of the flag became official on July 4th, 1960.