POW MIA Flag Display
Every state agency, every state institution of higher education and every county, city, and town must display the national league of families POW/MIA flag along with the state and national flags upon or near its principal building on specific days.
These days are:
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30
Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May
Memorial Day on the last Monday in May
Flag Day on June 14
Independence Day on July 4
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27
National POW/MIA Recognition Day third Friday in September
Veterans’ Day on November 11
If the designated day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the POW/MIA flag will be displayed on the preceding Friday.
When a flag is flown on a single pole, the US Flag is on top followed by the state flag then the POW-MIA flag. If there are two poles, the POW-MIA flag is flown under the US flag while the state flag is on the other pole.
To procure a POW/MIA flag, contact the National League of POA/MIA Families at http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/.
Of the 1,773 (8/7/07) that are listed as missing in action or unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, 45 are from the state of Washington. More information on those still unaccounted is available at: http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/updates-2/missing-by-state/ and http://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_p_name.pdf