Just in time for Memorial Day, one North Carolina city has filed a lawsuit to force an RV store to pull down a 40-foot by 80-foot U.S. flag because it’s too large, reports WBTV and other news outlets.
To put the 3,200-square-foot size in perspective, that’s about 1,000 square feet bigger than the average Starbucks.
Statesville, N.C., officials say the U.S. flag at Gander RV is nearly twice the size of what is specified in city codes for “signs and other outdoor marketing devices,” says WBTV.
That adds up to about $11,000 in fines so far, reported Fox 46.
“Many cities like Statesville have requested that Camping World and Gander Outdoors take down their American flags,” said the post, now shared 5,200 times.
“WE WON’T DO IT! Stand with us. This is about more than just the flag. This is about our veterans, military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down!” the post says.
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