CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Flag Requests

This page will provide you with information on how to order a United States Flag through my Washington office. To order a U.S. Flag through my office, please use this form to calculate the price and shipping costs.

— Flag Order Form —

If you choose to pay with a credit card, the form will take you to Pay.gov for order completion. Pay.gov is a website operated by the U.S. Treasury for secure online payments to the federal government. If you choose to pay with a check, you will have the option for printing the completed form for sending to my office with your check.

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.

If you choose to, you may have the flag flown over the Capitol Building. All flags flown over the Capitol are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Flags may be flown for a particular person, event, or organization, and may be flown on a specific date. 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.

Here's an example of what a certificate accompanying the flag might say:
This flag was flown for John Smith in recognition of his retirement from teaching after 40 years of dedicated service.

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.