As White House backs DC statehood, here’s what 51-star flag could look like

Breanna Robinson
Tuesday 20 April 2021 19:27
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On Tuesday, April 20, the White House said it is now “strongly supporting” Washington, DC gaining statehood.

The administration is endorsing the H.R. 51 WashingtonDC Admission Act, a bill that states, “ the commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states.”

To solidify the bill, Democrats would need the support of at least 10 GOP senators in order to get a DC statehood bill without obstructing the 60-vote filibuster.

With this news, people have taken to social media to showcase what they think a 51-star US flag would look like.

Check out the flags people created below.

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These two are similar in style to the United States flag representing the 13 colonies, created by Betsy Ross.

“my design for a 51 star US flag following Washington DC’s vote”

(u/SamMcKitt on r/vexillology/Reddit )

HBO’s Watchmen 51-Star US Flag

(u/Starkiller1701 on r/vexillology/Reddit)

Another Redditor named u/114514 took the circle pattern a step further, putting it front and center.

A 51-star US flag inspired by Robert Indiana’s New Glory Banner

(u/114514 on r/vexillology/Reddit)

Additionally, some have taken on the shape of a star and pentagram, which at times can be seen as an occult symbol.

51-Star US Flag

(u/Mr7000000 on r/vexillology/Reddit)

E Plurubus Unum: a possible 51-star US flag

(u/RGBvex on r/vexillology/Reddit)

Some examples were much closer to the flag Americans know and love:

“My 51-Star US flag. I thought you guys might find interesting”

(u/Mr_MoreGeneric on r/vexillology/Reddit )

“My take at a 51 star US flag

(u/robbit42 on r/vexillology/Reddit)

Last but not least, a Redditor named r/vexillologycirclejerk posted an animated video of the American eagle heaving stars from the flag. How iconic.


What do you think a 51-star United States flag should look like?