. I hope you all don't mind, but I have a very simple and basic question to ask about the National Flag (Ensign) of the United States of America. I don't recall seeing the question and/or answer anywhere here on this site or elsewhere, nor do I have a memory seeing anything about it anywhere else. Yet it seems so elementary that SOMEBODY must have asked about it and gotten an answer! I mean SOMEBODY must have asked it sometime, somewhere, even if they didn't receive an answer to it. If they did, I don't remember seeing it. And what's even WORSE (not to mention embarrassing!), is that I don't know the answer!!! Anyway, here's the question. WHY do the Stars on (in) the United States' Flag have FIVE (5) points ??? See? A real simple and basic question about our Nation's Flag. Robin Hickman Eugene, Oregon, USA .