This POW/MIA motorcycle flag is equipped with a small sleeve designed to slip over a regular motorcycle flagpole and be displayed while the vehicle is being operated at normal speed. The flag is double-sided, meaning two flags are sewn together back to back so that the lettering is readable from both sides. The fabric is a knitted polyester material that has a silky, smooth feel (similar to gym shorts) with a slight amount of elasticity which lends greater durability against the wind vs. standard printed polyester.
The POW/MIA Flag
Designed by Newt Heisley in a collaborative effort with Annin flag makers and Mrs. Mary Hoff, wife of Navy Commander Michael G. Hoff was shot down in combat during the Vietnam War. The flag became a symbol for our military personnel who were missing in action or prisoners of war. The iconic and famous silhouette image and the slogan “You are not forgotten” are both a result of this popular flag design. The POW/MIA flag is the second most widely used flag in the USA, Only our beloved American flag has higher sales and production volume. The POW/MIA flag is also the only flag other than the American flag that is allowed to fly over the White House and continuously over the US Capital’s rotunda.
Occasions to fly the POW/MIA flag:
- Armed Forces Day 3rd Saturday in May
- Memorial Day Last Monday in May
- Flag Day June 14
- Independence Day July 4
- National POW/MIA Recognition Day 3rd Fri. in September
- Veterans Day November 11
Many people fly the POW/MIA flag every day which is also appropriate.
- Double-sided construction
- Finished with a white pole sleeve specially designed for motorcycle flagpoles
- Made to withstand the high winds created while riding at normal highway speed
- Bright colors
- Flag size: 6″ x 9″