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Last week I wrote about the POW/MIA flag and its unique flying status. The information in that post was incomplete, and needs to be clarified.

The POW/MIA flag, of course, can be flown anytime, all the time, 24/7 if you want (so long as it is properly lighted).

But flying it in second position in order of precedence to the United States flag ONLY occurs on six days a year.

Those six days are:

  • Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
  • Flag Day, June 14
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the third Friday in September
  • Veterans Day, November 11

Except for the six days mentioned above, on all other days of the year the POW/MIA flag, which is an organization flag, flies LAST in precedence.

To recap: The POW/MIA flag only flies next to the U.S. flag on the six days shown above.

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