Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes: getting a flag flown over the US Capitol

Jared Powell • July 21, 2014

The story goes like this: in 1937, a Member of Congress — name not listed now — asked for a flag that had been flown over the US Capitol. Now, every year, Americans request more than 100,000 flags flown in the same way through the Capitol Flag Program. It’s a straightforward system: you contact the …

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