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Old January 21st, 2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Why have 4 Flag of US?


Why have 5 Flags of US rise at White house in inuagration 2013?

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Hehe, i meant 5 flags Why like that?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:02 PM   #2

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I didn't watch the swearing in, but from this photo it appears
those are just flags from different years in US history.
The one with the round stars is often called the "Betsy Ross" flag
and the other two look like they are from a period when we had
less than 50 states.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Oh, thx guy And nowaday, we didnt use the other two in public place , right?

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I didn't watch the swearing in, but from this photo it appears
those are just flags from different years in US history.
The one with the round stars is often called the "Betsy Ross" flag
and the other two look like they are from a period when we had
less than 50 states.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:27 AM   #4

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Good question, they do look like flags from different periods of US history.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:37 AM   #5

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You sure the end ones are future flags, for when the US consumes the EU?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:37 AM   #6

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From the "Guide for Producers and Correspondents To the Inaugural Ceremonies and Capitol Hill Events" [PDF], on page 10:

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Five Flags of the West Front

Framed against a backdrop of red, white, and blue bunting, the West Front of the United States Capitol features five flags.

On either side are two earlier flags: the flag popularly known as the “Betsy Ross flag,” with stars arranged in a circle, appeared in the early 1790s; the next two flags towards the center are the flags the U.S. adopted when the President-elect's home state became part of the United States. The middle flag is the current flag of the United States representing the fifty states.

President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois entered the Union on December 3, 1818 making it the 21st state to join the Union. Therefore, during the 2013 Inaugural Ceremonies the two flags towards the center will display 21 stars.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:41 PM   #7
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Great find.

Looking at other inauguration pictures, it looks like the Capitol has been decorated like this before. A quick search yielded similar flags (but not Illinois) on the Capitol for Bush41's inauguration.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:26 AM   #8
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Amazing. How can u find this?

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:40 AM   #9

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There is misinformation in the article. President Obama's homestate is not Illinois, it is Hawaii. Illinois is his adopted state. Nitpicking maybe, but if I were Hawaii I would be very insulted.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:49 AM   #10
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The flags are representations of national unity throughout the various periods of US History.

I have no problem with displays of historic flags. Do you?

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