Congressman Lucas Presents Commissioner Bobbitt with a US Flag Flown over the US Capitol

Cindy Bobbitt, Grant Count Commissioner, has been presented with the flag of the United States of America that was flown over the United States Capitol on June 6, 2017. At the request of the Honorable Frank D. Lucas, Member of Congress, the flag was flown in recognition of Commissioner Bobbitt’s dedicated service to Grant County and to the National Association of
Counties (NACo).

The Capitol Flag Program began in 1937 when a Member of Congress requested a flag that had flown over the Capitol. Over the years the focus of the program gradually expanded to encompass the commemoration of national holidays and various special events, as well as to honor the work of groups such as schools and civic organizations.

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) fulfills all flag requests from Members of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. Flags are flown daily year-round, weather permitting, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There are special flag poles where all flags are flown. After it is flown over the U.S. Capitol, each flag is issued a keepsake Certificate of Authenticity by the AOC.
NACo had the flag encased in a display box with an engraved plaqye for preservation and presentation.