POW/MIA Flag Law
Mayhew R SSgt 612AIS/INAA (mayhewr@HQ12AF3.DM.AF.MIL)
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 15:23:00 -0700
FYI...(since Flag Day is coming up 14 June)
This information was just included in the lastest AF News...
Bob Mayhew, Jr.
Catalina Council / Papago Lodge #494
Tucson, AZ 85708
(Eagle, Owl, Vigil...)
980774. Federal law mandates flying of POW/MIA flag
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A recently enacted federal law provides guidance on
flying the flag symbolizing prisoners of war and those missing in
Public Law 105-85 requires the National League of Families POW/MIA flag
be flown on Armed Forces Day, May 16; Memorial Day, May 25; Flag Day,
June 14; Independence Day, July 4;. POW/MIA Day, Sept. 18; and Veterans
Day, Nov. 11.
"This law reminds everyone of the United States government's commitment
of the fullest possible extent to those who served our country," said
Larry Greer, spokesperson for the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office.
"Not only will more military, but more civilians will become aware of
Greer said the law now requires all United Post Offices and Veterans
Administration to fly the flag. The flag flies at VA medical facilities
any day the U. S. flag is displayed. At post offices, the flag flies on
the last business day before each of the specified days.
In addition to every major military installation the flag will fly at
the Capitol; the White House; the Korean War Veterans Memorial; the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial; each national cemetery; and at each of the
buildings containing the official offices of the Secretary of Defense;
the Secretary of State; the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and the
director of the Selective Service System.
The government's only POW/MIA Web site, http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo, has
more information on current and past issues.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City