Purchase a U.S.Flag that has flown over the Capitol
Anyone can purchase a U.S. Flag that has flown over the United States Capitol building
in Washington D.C. This can be accomplished writing a
letter to your Senator with your request.
Their address can be obtained by
calling your local Public Library and asking for it or use the
Senators of the 109th Congress web
site to locate contact information for your Senator.
You may request that your flag be flown on a certain date such as a birthday
or anniversary. Be sure to mail in your request at least 4 weeks prior to the
date you have selected. Your flag will be mailed to you and arrive 3-4 weeks
after the date you have specified (Since September 11th, 2001 it may take
longer to receive your flag). Enclosed with your flag will be a Certificate
from The Architect Of The Capitol certifying that your flag was flown as requested.
If you mention in your letter that this flag is for any specific occasion,
that information will be included on the certificate.
In the past I had provided a link here to a Flag Ordering Form. I have discontinued the Form
because prices can vary at different Senators web sites.
Flag order information is typically found under "Constituent Services"
Flag Page Authors Note: I have purchased several
of these flags in this way and I can
attest to their high quality. The stars are embroidered and the stripes are
individualy sewn. A great gift to yourself or to a person of any age on a special