Thursday, May 13, 2010

POW MIA Flag



This Saturday, the third Saturday in May, is Armed Forces Day. If you see this flag flying in honor of our armed forces, here's why.

One of the first bills signed into law this year was Act 40, or HB2383 SD2 RELATING TO FLAGS. Introduced by Rep. Sharon Har (District 40: Royal Kunia, Makakilo, Kapolei, Kalaeloa), the Act allows the National League of Families' POW/MIA (prisoner of war/missing in action) flag to be flown with the United States and Hawaiian flags at the State Capitol and on the grounds of the State Department of Defense on specific days to honor American prisoners of war and military personnel who are missing in action.

The 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)

*Veteran's Day (November 11)

Here is a link to the Act 40/HB2383.

1 comment:

TF Marne said...

TF Marne Soldiers at COB Speicher, Iraq, remember fallen with bracelets.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tikrit-Iraq/Task-Force-Marne/156320704002?v=app_2347471856&ref=ts#!/note.php?note_id=422788040986