2252 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4376
Fax: (202) 225-0017
If you would like to order a U.S. flag from my office, please use this flag order form to calculate the price and shipping costs.
You have the option to print the completed form to send to my office with your check.
You also have the option to request that flags purchased through my office be flown over the Capitol.
Fly Ends: Watch for the first signs of fraying. Flags can be trimmed and re-hemmed, greatly prolonging the life of the flag.
Windy Days: High winds are extremely tough on flags. If at all possible, take down the flag when winds exceed 30 miles per hour.
Rain or Snow: For best results, do not expose your flag to these elements. If exposed, after a heavy rain or snow storm, take down flag and spread out to dry. DO NOT FOLD OR ROLL UP A WET FLAG!
Air Pollution: To minimize the effects of dirt, air, smoke, car emissions, etc. keep flag clean. Having two flags and interchanging them is highly recommended to prolong the life of the flag.
Cleaning the Flag: Nylon flags can be hand-washed in a mild detergent. Cotton and polyester flags should be dry-cleaned. The majority of dry-cleaners will dry-clean an American flag at no charge.
Expected Life of a Flag: Sensible care can give you better return on that investment in terms of longer life. The U.S. government generally expects an outdoor flag to last approximately 90 days when flown from dawn until dusk in good weather.
Flag Disposal: The U.S. Flag Code states that when a flag is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Many Veteran and Civic Organizations will properly dispose of a flag at no cost.
The U.S. flag may be flown every day, especially on the following:
OTHER RECOMMENDED FLAG FLYING DAYS