Flag Day

Flag POW-MIA

Each year, June 14 is celebrated as a special day for an integral part of America.

Flag Day was officially established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson through proclamation to honor the 1777 adoption of the United States flag. Three decades later in 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.

Flag Day is also one of six days each year in which certain federal facilities, including Post Offices, fly the POW-MIA flag. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action.

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