Fly the flag for National POW Day, Sept. 21

This Friday, Sept. 21, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

A 2002 state law directs every state agency, college, county and city to display the National League of POW/MIA Families flag along with the state and national flags.

When a flag is flown on a single pole, the U.S. 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 U.S. flag, while the state flag is on the other pole.

To get a POW/MIA flag, visit or

Of the 1,773 service people who 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


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