Dollar Store sells American flag with 61 stars

Posted by on Jul 02, 2010 | 10 Comments

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.

America Flag

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.


  1. Walter Jesse Smith says:

    Well, the Chinese seem to be on to something we should all be noticing. We have at least eleven more welfare states enjoying public largesse: Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Columbia, Jordan, Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Cyprus, are eleven examples. The US dumps trillions into these and other countries annually, mostly for military purposes, but also to prop up grossly incompetent governments that are “friendly” to “US interests,” (code for they welcome corporate exploiters to plunder their people).

    So, 61 stars sounds about right. But it only includes the recipients that get at lease several trillions annually, not lesser states that only get billions.

    We should thank the Chinese for ignorantly stumbling into the truth.

  2. Art Carlson says:

    The Chinese manufacturer can be excused for not knowing the difference, but for a VIRGINIA marketing firm to have even allowed the design specs out the door is not only stupid, it’s inexcusable! That’s one firm that needs to be shut down — and quickly!

  3. Woody Tanaka says:

    The stars are also upside down.

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  5. Bruce Dickinson says:

    More stars baby!! I gotta fever and the only prescription is more stars!!

  6. Pete Lee says:

    The first poster clearly doesn’t understand our relationship to these countries (a number of whom, for example, we get natural resources from), but completely glosses over the fact that one of the wealthiest nations in the world chooses not to buy things that are (get this) made in the US. Including our own flag.

  7. Yimmer says:

    How did they not notice the stars are also upside down.. This is completely retarded, I see toys and shit all the time that have images of American flags that aren’t exactly right.. This guy is so patriotic that he can’t pay more than a dollar for a flag? Is that how much he values America?

  8. Spiral says:

    This could have been any manufacturer, not necessarily Chinese. These kinds of mistakes happen all the time in manufacturing. it’s only special because of the patriotic angle.

  9. Jim says:

    Ah, the flag of Greater America! The current 50 states, the 10 Canadian provinces and DC. Maybe the flag is just prophetic.

  10. Leighanna says:

    WOW!! I can’t belive this!!

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