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How to get a US flag flown at the Capitol

You can order U.S. flags that have flown over the Capitol Building from any member of Congress (U.S. Senators or Representatives)

Difficulty Level: Easy      Time Required: 10 Minutes

Here's How:
  1. Find the Web site or mailing address/phone number of your U.S. Senator or Representative. (See Related Features for help.)
  2. Visit the Congress member's Web site and click on the  link called "Constituent Services."
  3. On the "Constituent Services" page, select the link called "Flag Requests" or "Flag Orders."
  4. Follow the instructions supplied.
  5. Most of the Members' Web sites include order forms you can print out and mail in.
  6. Each U.S. flag comes with a certificate of authenticity.  The certificate can include a personalized message for an event and/or person (example:  For John Doe on his 35th Birthday  -- Please limit the personal message to three sentences)
  7. Flags can also be flown on a specific date.  Please provide three days advance notice to allow time to fly the flag on the requested date (example:  a flag flown on an anniversary date)
  8. Be sure to include a mailing address to which your flag should be sent.
  9. Allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery.
  10. If none of your Senators or Representatives has a Web site (very rare), phone or write their office and ask how to order a "flag that has flown over the Capitol."
  1. Cotton or nylon flags in sizes from 3x5 feet to 8x12 feet are available and cost from $15.00 to $84.00 (prices may vary slightly).
  2. POW flags can be ordered from U.S. Representatives. They cost from $18.55 to $36.20, but cannot be flown over the Capitol.

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