As a member of Congress,
I am able to arrange for an American flag
to be flown over the United States Capitol. This page will provide
you with information on how to order a United States Flag through
my Washington office. To order flags, you must either be a resident
of my district, or sending the flags to a person who is in my
district. Flags may be flown on any day of the year and for special
occasions or events. Each flag that is flown is accompanied by
a certificate confirming that it was flown over the U.S. Capitol.
The certificate reads: “This is to certify that the accompanying
flag was flown over the United States Capitol on [Month, Date,
Year] at the request of the Honorable Gene Green,
Member of Congress.”
You may also request additional text personalizing the certificate
(i.e., birthday greeting, retirement, Eagle Scout award, etc.).
If you would like to learn more about our flag,
the proper way to fly it, instructions for folding the flag, the
words for the pledge of allegiance, or how to dispose of unserviceable
flags, the American Legion web site has an informative section
on the U.S. flag.
If multiple flags are requested to be flown,
they will all be flown on the same date and shipped at the same
time. If you need flags flown on different dates, you must submit
separate order requests for each separate date to fly the flags.
Because of the large volume of flag requests,
we require a check or money order for the total amount before
we mail the requested flag. There is no limit on the number of
flags you may order. Flags can be purchased in multiple sizes.
All flags are sold at cost and take approximately 4-6
weeks for delivery, depending on the availability of inventory.
Please use the order form to specify the flags and certificate
information you want, then print the resulting order request for
To proceed to the order form, please first fill
in who is purchasing the flag, and where the order will be sent.
This will confirm that at least one of the addresses is in my