Have a Flag Flown on Capitol Hill for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

CapitolHillFlagAs a way to honor your loved one, this year for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, have a flag flown over Capitol Hill.

The Architect of the Capitol’s Capitol Flag Program is set up so that individuals may acquire an American flag to be flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. These flags are flown each day (minus Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), weather-permitting, and are issued with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Architect of the Capitol. The certificate displays the date the flag was flown and for what occasion.

We highly encourage those interested in receiving a flag flown in honor of your loved one on National Mesothelioma Awareness Day to contact your Representative to submit the request. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance to allow for processing. Find your representative’s contact information.

Be sure to specify that you wish your flag to be flown in honor of your loved one on September 26, which is the “National Mesothelioma Awareness Day”!

5 thoughts on “Have a Flag Flown on Capitol Hill for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

  1. I lost my dearest friend my rock my biggest hero my confident my everything if you could not imagine who I could be speaking of that would be my mother. She was a true
    Victim of this monster. My mom was a stay at home mother that took the greatest of care of her family so when we got the news from her doctor that she had this cancer we all where so shocked . When they asked what my father had done for a living and we told the doctors they informed us that my mother became exposed to asbestos from doing my father’s work clothes in other words laundry we got the shock of a lifetime my poor mother would face this horrible monster because she laundered my father’s work clothes. So we started putting the pieces together see I lost my dad in 04 and so many things my mama a went through so had my dad so we know now my father also passed away but was never properly treated for that cancer.
    My entire family has been exposed we all at some point or another helped out with my parents wether it be going to work with my dad you see he was in construction and did a lot of concrete work or helped my mom out occasionally by putting wash in the washing machine so we all have concerns that one day we too will face this monster and suffer a horrible death. So now I have lost both of my parents and I am just lost without them my life will never be the same and it is very true a person can suffer with a broken heart I sure know I am.so please do what you can to help all the families out here struggling to cope with their loss of those they love from this horrible horrific cancer.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my painful story of my family’s loss.
    Mary E Campbell Wallis.

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