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Schott's Miscellany 26 March 2009

Final day of US troops' fighting on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima (1945)


THE STARS & STRIPES #1

The correct proportions of the United States flag (the Stars and Stripes) were laid down on August 21, 1959, by Executive Order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower:

Where the long side of the flag is the "fly" and the short side is the "hoist," and if the hoist=1, the flag's proportions are:

Fly: 1.9
Union hoist: 0.5385
Union fly: 0.76
Width of stripe: 0.0769
Diameter of star: 0.0616


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