US Flag at Capitols

For more than 200 years, the Flag of the United States of America has been a symbol of strength and unity, pride and inspiration for millions of American citizens. And the American flag continues to be one of the nation’s most widely recognized icons, with a rich and evolutionary history. Since that first Congressional Act establishing an official flag in 1777, the American flag has been displayed around the world and beyond.

The first time the American flag was flown overseas was in Libya, over Fort Derne, on the shores of Tripoli in 1805. And in 1909, the American flag was placed at the North Pole. In 1963, the American flag was proudly placed on top of Mount Everest. Then in July 1969, the flag of the United States was flown in space, when Neil Armstrong placed it on the moon.

Each of these missions demonstrated a “first” for the Stars and Stripes and to celebrate our nation’s flag, a new “first-of-its-kind” mission is being embarked upon.

One mission. All 50 states and U.S. territories. One flag.

My goal is to do my small part to inspire pride in this great country and honor both the history and future of America.

To date, we have flown the flag at these capitols:

  • Texas State Capitol
  • Louisiana State Capitol
  • United States Capitol
  • Vermont State House
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire Capitol
  • Rhode Island State House
  • Territory of Puerto Rico
  • Hawaii State Capitol
  • Maryland State House
  • New Mexico Capitol

My goal is to fly the flag at all 50 state and U.S. territory capitols by the 250th birthday of the United States, which is on July 4, 2026. After it has been to all the capitols, I will create an exhibit that can be borrowed by any city for a Veterans event.

If you’re interested in having the flag flown at your capitol, please contact my office at [email protected] or 623-930-2260.