Show that the prisoners of war and those missing in action are not forgotten with a POW MIA flag. These flags are the perfect additions to the front of buildings and homes or in rooms and offices. Both the 3x5 and 5x8 sizes work on walls, flagpoles, and street poles. Add optional hardware to your order for installing the flag on a pole set or mount. These POW flags for sale are made from knitted polyester material, which is durable enough for long-term indoor and outdoor display. The polyester fabric is both weather-resistant and tear-resistant so that wind, rain, and snow will not damage the flag or the print. We use a high-quality dye-sublimation printing technique which offers striking colors that will not fade or scratch. The design is printed on one side and the reverse image bleeds through to the other side, resulting in lower printing costs. Support the troops who were prisoners of war or missing in action with these POW MIA flags for sale.
Optional flagpole of your choice
Outdoor Flag Polyester: Tear-resistant lightweight knitted fabric with excellent thru-print (3.25oz/yd²)
5ft x 3ft 8ft x 5ft
Flag & Hand-Held Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Tangle-free aluminum flagpole Removable black handle
Flag & Wall-Mounted Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Tangle-free aluminum flagpole Removable black handle 180° adjustable wall mount
Flag & Pole-Mounted Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Tangle-free aluminum flagpole Removable black handle 180° adjustable wall mount (2) 40" steel bands
Flag & Ground-Mounted Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Aluminum flagpole PVC tube for ground installation
POW MIA Flag History
The original POW flag design was created in 1972 by Newt Heisley, who was the coordinator of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. The idea for the POW flag was started by Mary Helen Hoff, who was a member of the League and the wife of a soldier missing in action in Vietnam. The flag’s purpose was to be a “symbol of our Nation’s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia”. Both the designer Heisley and his wife helped the flag get national attention and recognition by the government. One of the ways they did this was by not adding a trademark or copyright to their design. The flag was first flown in front of the White House in 1982 and has since become a staple for government buildings during patriotic events, such as Memorial Day and Independence Day.
How and When to Display a POW Flag
A protocol for the POW MIA flag was passed by Congress about when and where to fly the flag. Civilians have the right to fly the flag whenever they like, but such public buildings as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House, and post offices should display the flag on certain dates. The U.S. Armed Forces also drape a flag over an empty chair at a single table in their dining hall to commemorate prisoners of war and those missing in action on the specified days. The national holidays where the flag should be setup are:
Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of May)
Memorial Day (Last Monday of May)
Flag Day (June 14th)
Independence Day (July 4th)
National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday of September)
Veterans Day (November 11th)
There are also some rules for how to properly display the flag. When using a flagpole with the American flag, the POW flag should not be bigger than the flag and it should go below the American flag. If the POW MIA flag is on a separate flagpole from the American flag, the POW flag should be on the right of the US flag. During the national holidays where the flag should be flown, it should be right below the American flag to show how important it is.