Established to recognize those who suffered or suffer captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces. Celebrated on the Friday of the third week in September.
(Enacted April 24, 2002, from the 2001 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 100.)
The POW-MIA flag is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about United States military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POWs) or listed as missing in action (MIA).
On August 10, 1990, the 101st Congress passed U.S. Public Law 101-355, recognizing the National League of Families POW/MIA Flag and designating it "as a symbol of our Nationís concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. Thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation." Beyond Southeast Asia, it has been a symbol for POW/MIAs from all American Wars. (Design: Specified in U.S. Public Law 101-355.)
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