Senator’s bipartisan bill honors prisoners of war and missing in action veterans by
requiring the POW/MIA flag be displayed alongside the American flag
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced the bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act, which honors the more than 82,000 Americans who are listed as Prisoners of War, Missing in Action, or otherwise unaccounted for.
“I come from a military family— honoring our veterans is personal for me,” said Senator Sinema, a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “We cannot forget those who sacrificed for our country and never returned home.”
Under current law, the POW/MIA Flag is required to be displayed by the federal government on certain prominent federal properties only six days per year: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Veterans Day. The National POW/MIA Flag Act would ensure that the POW/MIA Flag is displayed whenever the U.S. flag is displayed, effectively ensuring that both flags are displayed concurrently and every day at federal locations already designated under existing law.
The POW/MIA Flag Act is 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.