For those of you in need of a refresher course, here's a link to a nice summary of the evolution of the American Flag. Learned a few things myself, actually. For instance,
36-Star American Flag - 1865 to 1867
- One star was added to the flag for the admission of Nevada
- 3 months before the flag became official, a 36-star flag was used to cushion President Lincoln's head the evening of his assassination at Ford's Theatre
- "The Lincoln Flag" is currently on display at the Columns Museum of the Pike County Historical Society in Milford, PA
- Andrew Johnson was the only president to serve under this flag
Fascinating stuff. Enjoy your hotdogs, burgers and beer, and wear some red-white-and-blue today.