U.S. 50 Star Flag

Date: 1960 -

Description: Thirteen red and white stripes. Alternating rows of six and five five-pointed stars in blue canton. [E29]

The fifty stars indicate the admission of Alaska in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960.

On July 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11 and Astronaut Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., planted the flag of the Untied States of America on the moon. As the world watched, via television, the Astronauts proudly saluted Old Glory on the barren lunar surface, 238,857 miles from Earth.

Standing as a silent sentinel with its 50 stars and 13 stripes, this historic flag symbolized the vision and courage of all brave men and women who have risked their lives to further human knowledge of the unknown.