The Star Spangled Banner


You’ve collected fourteen stars!

But did you know that in 1814 U.S. flags had fifteen stars?

If you take another look at the Star Spangled Banner, you’ll see that there’s a big hole where the fifteenth star should be.

So where is that fifteenth star?

We know that in the 1800s Louisa Armistead—who owned the flag for many years—cut out the fifteenth star and gave it to someone to honor them.

What we don’t know is who it was given to, or when, or where it is now.

There have been many rumors of its whereabouts throughout the years, but we’ve never gotten a credible lead.

If you find it, let us know!

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