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Dollar Store sells American flag with 61 stars

RakeshP  Jul 02, 2010

The national flag of the United States of America (the American flag) consists of fifty stars on the flag which represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy and became the first states in the Union. But in Dollar Tree store in Dallas who sells American flag with 61 stars. It is noticed by Tim Childress.

Once Tim Childress thought he was being patriotic when he went to buy an American flag at his local Dollar Tree store in Dallas. But he soon discovered that his purchase was a cheap swindler of Old Glory that was adorned with a not-so authentic 61 stars.

Childress noticed the strange crooked pattern containing 11 extra stars when he returned home from the store, local television station WFAA-TV reported. The extra stars disobey the standard set by President Eisenhower that requires the American flag should consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the “union”) bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The plastic flag was made in China and marketed by a Virginia company, the television station reported.

Tim returned to the Dollar Tree store and explained that there should only be 50 stars to represent each state. “They need to correct this or at least get the Chinese supplier to correct this,” Childress said to WFAA-TV. The Dallas Dollar Tree assistant store manager did not want to comment in front of the camera when the local television station arrived at the location. Off-camera, the manager for the Dollar Tree store said that the flag is just a ‘patriotic banner,’ not an American flag.

Later than the report was broadcasted on Sunday night, Dollar Tree told WFAA-TV that all of the 61 star flags had been destroyed. Wallet Pop reached out to Dollar Tree, but did not receive a response by press time.

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