Constituent Services
Flags Available Through Congressman Higgins' Office
June 5, 2008

          In recognition of the upcoming Flag Day Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) would like to remind residents that his office is pleased to assist those requesting American flags flown over the United States Capitol Building.


            “Although flag celebrations date as far back as 1885, it was not until 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day,” said Congressman Higgins.  “Now, on Flag Day and everyday we are proud to recognize this symbol of our unity as a nation and the great freedom it represents.”


            With sufficient notice, flags can be flown over the Capitol on a specific date, including weekends and holidays and can be dedicated to a person, organization or event of your choice. Each flag is individually boxed and includes a certificate of dedication.

            There are some nominal fees associated with flying a flag over the Capitol, and the price varies according to the size and material of the flag you request.


            To download a flag request form go to Congressman Higgins’ website at and click on the “flags” link.  Constituents interested in flags flown over the Capitol can also contact the Congressman’s Erie County office at 716-852-3501 or Chautauqua County office at 716-484-0729. 


Washington, DC Office
431 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3306
Fax: 202-226-0347

Erie County Office
Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street
Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-852-3501
Fax: 716-852-3929
Chautauqua County Office
Fenton Building
2 East Second Street
Suite 300
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-484-0729
Fax: 716-484-1049