Fun with Flags #4- A QUIZ

1. What Territory may become the 51st State of the USA?
a. Guam
b. Tampa Bay
c. Puerto Rico
d. Mexico 
2. What was the value of the first 50 star US Flag stamp issued in 1960? 
a. $1.00
b. $0.14
c. $0.04
d. $0.20 
3. What three United Nations member countries use only a solid circle on their flag? 
a. Japan, Korea, Maldives
b. Japan, Laos, Kenya
c. Lebanon, Oman, Paraguay
d. Japan, Palau, Bangledesh   
4. What official flag of a US State or territory is non-rectangular?
a. Hawaii
b. Ohio
c. Rhode Island
d. American Samoa
5. What state depicts a pelican on its state flag?
a. California
b. Florida
c. Massachusetts
d. Louisiana 

 Symbols of the United States Flag 
      Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

To a vexillologist a flag is the "shorthand" in the history of communication. Early flags were placed on a staff  high enough to be seen from afar, originally to identify armies, friend or foe. Signal flags were soon used to communicate directions to an army from afar. Throughout history, and even today, the flag is used by a
nation, a community,  an organization or business, to symbolize and identify central beliefs, goals, rules and regulations.
Flags are still used for signalling and also for decoration. 
1-c, 2-c, 3-d, 4-b, 5-d 
1. Puerto Rico's legislature resolved to request that the President and the U.S. Congress begin the process of admitting Puerto Rico to the Union as a state. On January 4, 2017, Puerto Rico's new representative to Congress pushed a bill that would ratify statehood by 2025.  
2.  On July 4, 1960 the first 50 star flag stamp was issued with a 4ยข value.
3. Japan's flag is white with red circle, Palau is blue with yellow circle, Bangladesh is green with red circle.
Flags Unlimited-International Flags  web link to our International flag pictures.
4. The Ohio Burgee is the official flag of the U.S. state of Ohio. Ohio's 
swallowtail flag   is the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag. 
Flags Unlimited-State Flags web link to our State Flag pictures.
5. The state  flag of Louisiana displays a white pelican nurturing its young by tearing at its own breast signified by three drops of blood. 



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Mel Benedict

U.S. Flag Code
Link to the most current and complete compilation 
for the  U.S. Senate.


Flag Holidays 

It is appropriate to fly the flag every day. This list of days is declared in the U.S.Flag Code.

New Year's Day - January 1
Martin Luther King Day - Third Monday in January
Inauguration Day - January 20
Lincoln's Birthday - February 12
Washington's Birthday - February 22
Presidents' Day - Third Monday in February
Easter Sunday- Movable- 
                   (first Sunday after the first full moon on  
                    or after the March equinox)     
Mother's Day - Second Sunday in May
Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff)- 
 May 15
Armed Forces Day - Third Saturday in May
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) -Last Monday in May
Flag Day - June 14
Independence Day - July 4
Korean War Veterans Day (half-staff) - 
 July 27
Labor Day - First Monday in September
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance - (half-staff from sunrise to sundown)       
                      September 11
Citizenship Day - September 17
Air Force Day - September 17
Constitution Day -- September 17
POW/MIA Recognition Day - September 21
Columbus Day - October 12
Navy Day - October 27
National Election Day - First Tuesday in November
Marine Corps Day - November 10
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff from sunrise to sundown) - December 7
Christmas Day - December 25
Election Days
and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States; the birthdays of States (date of admission); and on State holidays. 

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