TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Where Does the US Flag Fly 24 Hours/Day?

June 14, 2011 ( - Today is flag day, and you’ll see a lot of US flags flying. 

But there are a handful of places where, by Executive Order, the US flag is flown 24 hours a day. Can you name them?

AnswerBy Executive Order, the flag flies 24 hours a day at the following locations:

The Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The White House, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Iwo Jima Memorial to U.S. Marines, Arlington, Virginia

Battleground in Lexington, MA (site of first shots in the Revolutionary War)

Winter encampment cabins, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland (a flag flying over Fort McHenry after a battle during the War of 1812 provided the inspiration for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”)

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore, Maryland (site where the famed flag over Fort McHenry was sewn)

Jenny Wade House in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jenny Wade was the only civilian killed at the battle of Gettysburg)

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

All custom points and points of entry into the United States

And, though not under Executive Order, a US flag also flies 24 hours a day…on the surface of the moon.