Flag to Fly Over U.S. Capitol in Recognition of LIM College Commencement
May 25, 2016
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at LIM College’s 2016 Commencement ceremony at Carnegie Hall on May 25, has arranged to have a flag fly over the Capitol that day in honor of LIM College and its graduates.
The flag is part of The Capitol Flag Program, which dates back to 1937. Over the years the program has 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.
Flags are flown on special poles daily year-round, weather permitting, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. After it is flown over the U.S. Capitol, LIM College’s flag will be issued a keepsake Certificate of Authenticity by the Architect of the Capitol.