POW MIA Flag Display

Every state agency, every state institution of higher education and every county, city, and town must display the national league of families POW/MIA flag along with the state and national flags upon or near its principal building on specific days.

These days are:

  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30

  • Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May

  • Memorial Day on the last Monday in May

  • Flag Day on June 14

  • Independence Day on July 4

  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27

  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day third Friday in September

  • Veterans’ Day on November 11

If the designated day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the POW/MIA flag will be displayed on the preceding Friday.


When a flag is flown on a single pole, the US Flag is on top followed by the state flag then the POW-MIA flag. If there are two poles, the POW-MIA flag is flown under the US flag while the state flag is on the other pole.

To procure a POW/MIA flag, contact the National League of POA/MIA Families at http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/.

Of the 1,773 (8/7/07) that are listed as missing in action or unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, 45 are from the state of Washington. More information on those still unaccounted is available at: http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/updates-2/missing-by-state/  and http://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/VietnamAccounting/pmsea_una_p_name.pdf


RCW 1.20.017