I was on one of my walks when I spotted this flag. What attracted me was its old, weather-beaten look with its bright and largely smooth texture set against the darker, textured tree it was leaning on.

I’m conscious of the fact that property owners might be suspicious of people taking pictures of their property so I quickly took the picture and then moved on.

It was only when I got back home that I noticed that there was something very wrong about this flag.

      It has only five stars when it should have fifty (symbolizing the current 50 states).
      It has only nine stripes when there should be 13 (symbolizing the original 13 colonies).

It least they got the colors right: white signifying purity and innocence; red, hardiness and valor; and blue signifying vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

I’m sure that this flag is nowhere near in conformity with the official US Flag Code. I wonder what the penalty for that might be. I guess it probably varies from state to state.

Taken with a Sony RX100 M3.

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