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Woman takes issue with DeLand City Hall's 'pink' Florida state flag

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DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

You may not notice the flags when you pass them at government buildings, but Becky Adesso does.

"They're kind of a passion of mine," Adesso says.

She contacted Fox 35 when she recently saw the condition of the state of Florida's flag at DeLand City Hall.

"It's kind of hard to sew it, but it's bleeding and it looks pink. Florida doesn't have a pink flag," Adesso said.

Adesso does more than just complain about flags though. Many times, she replaces them on her own.

In the past, she has given flags to DeLand's post office and one of its fire stations.
 
"I usually just do it anonymously. I have a bunch of red or blue gift bags and some tissue paper, and I usually just put a little note there," Adesso said.

"If it's for a private home, I usually say, 'Something to make your beautiful home a little better.' Or if it's a government like a fire station, or the post office, I usually have it say, 'Thank you for your service.' "

DeLand City Manager Michael Pleus said he was surprised to hear a flag complaint. He checked the ones outside City Hall to see whether they were damaged, torn or tattered.

"We replace our flags regularly once we notice that they are in need," Pleus said.

Adesso simply asks that people pay a little more attention when they see flags flying.

"There's nothing more beautiful than a new flag, a new American flag waving," Adesso said.

"It's just beautiful. It's who we are. It symbolizes everything that's important," she said.

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