Fact 2 of 50 About Hawaii – When the flag with the 50th Star First Flew

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Though Hawaii became a state in 1959, it wasn’t until July 4, 1960 that the new flag with all 50 stars flew for the first time throughout the country.

Speaking of July 4th, I’d like to wish you a happy Independence Day. If you’re lucky enough to be in Hawaii today, you’ll find many opportunities to celebrate the day in these listings:

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Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Sheila Beal on Google+.


  1. Sheila I thought since you posted the subject of the flag you might like to read the story behind it from the Hawaiians perspective and what we tell the visitors at the museum when they look at this quilt.

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