Display with POW/MIA Flag


In 2002 the Legislature passed a law directing every state agency, institute of higher education and county, cities and towns to display the National League of POW/MIA Families flag along with the state and national flags on specific days.

These days are: Armed Forces Day (third Saturday in May), Memorial Day (Last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14), Independence Day (July 4), National POW/MIA Recognition Day (3rd Friday of September), and Veteran’s Day (November 11).

When a flag is flown on a single pole, the US Flag is on top followed by the POW-MIA flag then the state 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/ or the Washington State Department of Veteran’s Affairs at: http://www.dva.wa.gov/.

Of the 1,773 (August 7, 2007) that are listed as missing in action or unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, 45 are from the state of Washington. The list of unaccounted Washington residents, provided by the National League can be accessed at: http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/states/washington.pdf