Get A Flag That Has Flown Over The Capitol? Anyone can purchase a U.S. Flag that has flown over the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. by writing a letter to your Senator with your request. Their address can be obtained by calling your Library and asking for it or going to the Senators of the 109th Congress website www.senate.gov. You can request your flag be flown on a certain date such as a birthday or anniversary. Mail in your request at least 4 weeks prior to the date you have selected. Your flag will be mailed to you 3-4 weeks after the date you have specified. You will also get a Certificate from The Architect of the Capitol certifying that your flag was flown as requested. If you mention in your letter that this flag is for any specific occasion, that information will be included on the certificate. The stars are embroidered and the stripes are individually sewn. A great gift to yourself or to a person of any age on a special occasion.