Over the period of our Nation's history there have
been some very special flags, unique not by design, but because they flew at a particular
place at a specific time. The Star Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry on
the night of September 14, 1814 is one such historic flag. The flag that flew over
Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 became a symbolic flag to our Nation throughout the years
of World War II. The flag that flew over our Capitol on that "Day of
Infamy" is yet another historic flag.
The United States Congress has taken steps to make
it possible for all Americans to purchase and posses a symbolic flag. Every day
literally hundreds of flags are flown over our Capitol in Washington, D.C. This
effort makes it possible for any person to purchase a flag that has flown over the
Capitol. You can even specify a certain date for your own commemorative flag.
Capitol Flags are ordered from your Congressman or
one of your Senators. There is a minimul cost for the flag itself, as well as a fee
for postage and handling. These are very high quality flags that generally last for
many years. For the price, they are one of the best flag values. If you want a
flag that has flown over the Capitol, there is an additional modest fee. These flags
arrive at your door with a nice certificate of authenticity, showing that they have been
flown over the Capitol and giving the date on which it was flown.
Before ordering your Capitol Flag, we recommend you
visit the web site of your Congressman or Senators as there may be a small variance in
price. Many members of Congress have a page in their site devoted specifically to
ordering a flag. The random sampling below shows the cost (including postage) for a
flag flown over the Capitol, from a few Congressional web pages: