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The five-pointed “golden star” is widely used around the world in flags, heraldry, coats of arms, and other decorations. It’s been used in American flags of many designs from the earliest days of our republic.

Donald E. Simanek

Donald E. Simanek

Donald Simanek is emeritus professor of physics at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Visit his pages of science, pseudoscience, and humor:

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