Sinema-Backed Bill Honoring American POW/MIA Signed Into Law

Dec 23, 2019

Senator’s bipartisan bill requires the POW/MIA flag be displayed alongside the American flag

WASHINGTON – The bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema was signed into law. The law honors more than 82,000 Americans who are listed as Prisoners of War, Missing in Action, or otherwise unaccounted for.

“Honoring America’s veterans is personal to me and many Arizona families. Our bipartisan law ensures we never forget the extraordinary sacrifices of our servicemembers who gave so much to keep us safe and protect our freedom,” said Sinema, a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

The POW/MIA and U.S. flags are flown concurrently every day at federal locations. Previously, the POW/MIA flag was only required to be displayed by the federal government on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Veterans Day. The POW/MIA Flag Act was endorsed by Rolling Thunder Inc. National, the National League of POW/MIA Families, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and the National Alliance of Families for the Return of America’s Missing Servicemen.