Monday, September 28, 2009

"U.S. Flag Missing Stars"

Looks like someone has been living in the past. Specifically in late 1890 or early 1891.
Built in the bicentennial year of 1976, the Olympic-sized Northside Independent School District Aquatics Center has helped train a gold medal winner.

Banners that celebrate the achievements of the Holmes Huskies and the John Jay Mustangs are hanging from the roof of the aquatics center next to the Texas and U.S. flags.

But one person noticed and complained that the U.S. flag was seven stars short of the normal 50 stars.


"Just a simple mistake, that's all," Jesse Castoreno of Allied Advertising [the maker of the flag] said about the missing stars.
(from KSAT-12)

Who knows? Maybe someone at Allied Advertising has something against Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii. After all, Abe Simpson refuses to recognize Missourah!

UPDATE: Looking at the KSAT video, it seems they had the flag displayed improperly, too.

1 comment:

Keith Alan K said...

It's diplayed correctly if viewed from the other side of the building. That's the drawback of hanging a flag in the center of a room, unless you order a special one that's two-sided and opaque.