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Ward 6 Councilman Offers Bill for Public to Buy City Hall Flags

by Andrew Ramonas — June 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm 2 Comments

D.C. flag (Photo via Flickr/ShashiBellamkonda)Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6 is looking to give people a piece of District history — a D.C. flag flown over city hall.

Allen today introduced legislation that would allow anyone to purchase a D.C. flag that was used at the Wilson Building. The flag would come with a certificate of authenticity and a request to make a donation to the D.C. Statehood Delegation Fund. The fund supports statehood lobbying and the District’s “shadow” members of Congress, according to The Washington Post.

The councilman said he offered the bill after Capitol Hill-area residents approached him about obtaining D.C. flags flown over the Wilson Building. Unlike the U.S. Capitol and statehouses, the D.C. city hall doesn’t have a program to give the public the flags it uses.

“D.C. should make our flag, the symbol of so much civic pride, available to honor residents and formally commemorate special dates,” Allen said in a statement.

Photo via Flickr/ShashiBellamkonda

  • Smiley Rouse

    WHEN & How Much ??

    • Allen introduced the bill yesterday. When and if the legislation would become law is unclear. Also, the potential cost of a flag hasn’t been released yet.

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