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Did you know? You can order ‘Flag Over the Capitol’ gifts

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Since 1937, Americans have requested U.S. flags flown over the U.S. Capitol. The program is available simply by writing to U.S. legislators in Washington, D.C. Orders are fulfilled by the Architect of the Capitol.

According the the American Flag Foundation, individuals who would like a special gift for a patriotic American can consider purchasing a U.S. flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in honor of the gift recipient.

In fact, it’s possible for anyone to have a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to honor a person, organization or event.

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Hundreds of flags are flown over the Capitol building every day in order to accommodate all the requests for these flags.

Currently, the AOC reports it fulfills more than 100,000 flag requests from Members of Congress annually, with the number of requests and the popularity of the Capitol Flag Program growing steadily each year.

For info, costs, etc., visit www.aoc.gov and search “What we do.”

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