Color Guard with POW/MIA flag outside of formation

All About The POW/MIA Flag Protocol

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Depending on where you live in the US, you can count on strong feelings as to whether the POW/MIA flag should be marched in a color guard for a parade. Title 36 U.S. Code § 902 – National League of Families POW/MIA Flag The information in the Flag Code is instructions for US government agency display. It has no information …

When to Raise and Lower the American Flag

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I received these questions just a short time ago. 1. At the beginning of the work day (duty day) when raising the U.S. flag in conjunction with a state flag which one is flown first? I believe it to be the U.S. flag. Answer: Per the Flag Code, the American flag is always raised first. 2. When lowering the flags …

The Flagpole with Two Halyards and the Intended Direction of Display

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When I travel, I am usually aware of flag displays and other ceremonial aspects that many people don’t recognize. In the two pictures above, you can see three flags displayed on a flagpole that has a two halyard system at a rest stop where my wife and I had lunch. I am posting this to educate people, not call out …

What’s Wrong with this POW/MIA Table Picture?

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What’s Wrong with this POW/MIA Table Picture? Several organizations/pages across Facebook have posted this as a way to bring attention to POW/MIA Day this September and, unfortunately, whoever setup and took this picture had very little knowledge of what the setup should have looked like. The table setup is spelled out in the POW/MIA Ceremony script, here. Colors information, while …