What does the stars mean on the US flag?
The stars represent the 50 states One is added each time a new state is admitted to the union .Before Alaska and Hawaii were admitted the flag had 48 stars. The 13 stripes represent the original 13 states.
Each star on the flag represents a state of the United States. The first stars were 13 states and the US flag had 13 stars; now the US has 50 states and 50 stars. The stars & stripes style of the US flag has its artistic merits too. The sophisticated blend of red, white and blue make it an attractive flag and the flag can grow more stars if the US should add another state.
The current US flag was designed shortly after the American Revolution. The red and white stripes, of which there are 13, represent the original 13 colonies. The white stars on a blue background represent the states. The original design was a circle of stars but as states joined the Union this was modified to rows of stars. The current flag has, thus, 50 stars, one for each state.