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Eleanor Holmes Norton wants military to include DC flag

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The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress wants the district's flag to be included anytime the military displays the flags of all 50 states.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and delegates from other U.S. territories delivered a series of speeches on the House floor Wednesday.

Their goal is to encourage the Senate to adopt language already approved by the House that would require the military to display the flags of the district and other territories alongside the flags of the 50 states. Norton says the Army flies the district and territorial flags as a matter of policy, but other branches of the military do not.

Delegate Gregorio Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands says it's "a sad experience" for roughly 36,000 service members who don't see their flags represented at ceremonies.


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