Is it OK to fly the POW MIA flag?

Civilians are free to fly the POW/MIA flag whenever they wish, and it is commonly flown in front of police stations, fire stations and veterans’ organizations across the United States.

Why is the USPS flying the POW MIA flag?

The flag and its display at our facilities honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed services held as prisoners of war or missing in action. This information, from the Administrative Support Manual, will help guide your display of the American and POW-MIA flags.

What is the only U.S. post office that does not fly the American flag?

The B. Free Franklin Post Office
It is the only post office in the nation that does not fly an American flag, the only one that does not have a ZIP code. The B. Free Franklin Post Office also is the only one named after a signature and with clerks who wear Colonial-style clothing.

How do you dispose of a POW flag?

The United States Code stipulates, “When a U.S. flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

What is the black flag under the American flag at the White House?

The National League of Families POW/MIA flag, often referred to as the POW/MIA flag, was adopted in 1972 and consists of the official emblem of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia in white on a black background.

Can post office fly POW flag?

Effective November 7, 2019, an amendment to 36 U.S.C. § 902 requires Post Offices to fly the Prisoner of War (POW)-Missing In Action (MIA) flag on the same days that the United States flag is flown.

Are you required to destroy a flag if it touches the ground?

Does the flag have to be destroyed if it touches the ground? Answer: Care should be exercised in the handling of the flag, to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged. However, you are not required to destroy the flag if it touches the ground.

How many WWII POWs are still alive?

The estimated number of living POWs decreased from nearly 32,550 to about 29,350, caused mainly by estimated deaths among WW II and Korean POWs.

How can the flag be waving on the Moon?

How can the flag be waving on the Moon? 1 (1) In the film shots you can see the astronauts rotating the flagpole as they push it into the ground. This rotation… 2 (2) In photos such as the ones below, the flag appears to be fluttering but it is not. The flag is stationary—it is… More

Was there a flag-waving conspiracy on the Moon landing?

And to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the flag-waving conspiracy was debunked by Profesor Anu Profesor Anu Ojha of the National Space Centre. Speaking at the Royal Observatory Greenwich about the Moon landing theories, the space expert dubbed the flag-planting a “crowning moment” of the Moon landing.

Is the flag on the Moon still standing?

After the Apollo 11 mission, NASA planted five more flags on the Moon, some of which are still standing today. Lunar satellite photos show the Apollo 11 flag has likely fallen over but the Apollo 12, Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 flagpoles are still upright.

Why does the American flag ripple on the Moon?

“This is because when astronauts were planting it, they rotated it back and forth to better dig into the lunar soil, which of course made the flag ripple like a pendulum – without a breeze. “There’s a huge amount of footage of the flags stood on the Moon in exactly the same position.”