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US & POW/MIA Flags

POW/MIA Flag History
It's presence serves to remind us that, while we enjoy the privileges of freedom, somewhere there are soldiers who have not been accounted for and may, in fact, be held against their will by the enemies of Freedom.

POW/MIA Flag Law
Public Law 105-85 (Section 1082) requires the POW-MIA flag to be displayed each year on POW-MIA flag days at specified Federal buildings, memorials, national cemeteries, Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, and post offices.

How to Display the Flags
Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action come from EVERY STATE, thus the POW/MIA flag has precedence over state flags. The following guidelines should be followed in flying the POW/MIA flag.

U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1)
The code is the guide for all handling and display of the Stars and Stripes. It does not impose penalties for misuse of the United States Flag.

Frequently Asked Questions about Guidelines for Display of US Flag
It is the right of every American to proudly display the Flag of the United States at their home, their business, and elsewhere.

Folding Our Flag
There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meanings. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why.

POW/MIA Flag Raising Ceremonies
The chapter supplies POW/MIA flags ($40 each) to courthouses, fire departments, post offices, veterans memorials, various organizations and interests groups, and organizes flag raising ceremonies promoting public awareness about the POW/MIA issue. The chapter also conducts flag raising ceremonies at area businesses. Please contact the chapter president for more information.


History of POW/MIA Flag for Ceremony


POW/MIA Flag Raising Speech (Never Forget) for Ceremony


Public Law 105–85 105th Congress An Act SEC. 1082. DISPLAY OF POW/MIA FLAG. (full law)


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