That is true. The number of stars is different. I remember the 48 star flag in the 1950s until Alaska and Hawaii were added. Must be a New World Order conspiracy? No doubt the Illuminati, and the Knights of Malta are behind the changes.
I swear. Doesn't anyone value sanity anymore?
My guess is that either someone mistakenly thought they looked prettier, or they cost less. Life is not about the trimmings or following silly rules that accumulate to placate the mindless.