REPORT: DC flies US flags with 51 stars ahead of statehood hearing
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Dozens of American flags on display in D.C. Friday have a small addition that carries big meaning: each has 51 stars.
Some 140 of these special flags were put up along Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the U.S. Capitol.
The article goes on to state the following:
They were installed ahead of a Monday morning parade planned along Pennsylvania Avenue, called a 51 Star Flag Salute to D.C. Statehood.
“We’ve lined Pennsylvania Ave with,” 51 star flags. They honor DC veterans that have served and died for our country, yet they lack representation in Congress,” Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted.
Bowser, “ordered them installed ahead of @DCstatehood51 hearing next week,” according to Mark Segraves with NBC4.
We’ve lined Pennsylvania Ave with 51 star flags. They honor DC veterans that have served and died for our country, yet they lack representation in Congress.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) September 14, 2019
— C on the scene (@Conthescene) September 14, 2019
WHOA. The DC Mayor’s office has put up 51 star flags all along Pennsylvania Ave, between the Capitol and White House, in an apparent effort to promote DC statehood. Appears to be a direct violation of US Flag Code article CRS-7 (g). pic.twitter.com/FPYGO94suj
— Anne Cutler (@AnneCutler) September 13, 2019
About 140 New flags along Pennsylvania Ave from White House to Capitol. These flags all have 51 stars. @MayorBowser ordered them installed ahead of @DCstatehood51 hearing next week. #DCStatehood #51state pic.twitter.com/LPAKUHQ2Iv
— Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) September 13, 2019
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