Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mississippi Statehood

Today we celebrate the anniversary of Mississippi's entry into the United States as the 20th state in the Union, signed in 1817, by raising the Mississippi flag and the 20-star flag.

The 20-star flag was the first design change for the United States flag since 1795, and the flag which restored the 13-stripe pattern after the 15-star, 15-stripe flag design. The five stars added stand for Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana and Mississippi.

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