National POW/MIA Recognition Day
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This day was established by an Act of Congress, by the passage of Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act. It is one of six days that the POW/MIA Flag can be flown. The POW/MIA flag was first recognized by Pub.L. 101–355 and made into 36 U.S.C. § 189 in 1990.
Observance / Display
The POW/MIA Flag should fly below, and not be larger than, the United States flag. It is generally flown immediately below or adjacent to the United States flag as second in order of precedence.
National former prisoner of war recognition day
National former prisoner of war recognition day is recognized in April yearly in the form of a presidential proclamation. On April 7, 2017, President Donald Trump proclaimed National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day.
- Office of the Press Secretary (April 7, 2017). "President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 9, 2017, as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day". whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C.: White House. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 9, 2017, as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day". World News Network. United States: World News Inc. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.