This POW/MIA garden flag features the POW flag logo centered on a background that starts out black at the outside edges and graduates to a lighter gray toward the center. The repeating words “POW-MIA” are watermarked into the background in black lettering becoming more visible toward the center as the background color becomes lighter. The lettering has a metallic, 3-dimensional look and reads correctly from both sides of the flag.
Two Group Dye Sublimated Garden Flags are printed on 2 ply blocker polyester fabric which allows both sides to be printed and read correctly from each side. It is an incredibly durable material that has the feel of suede with a slight amount of elasticity. Blocker fabric is more durable and fade-resistant than most other printed polyester flags and the dye sublimation process produces beautiful color resolution and incredible detail. Fits any garden pole. Flag size 13″ x 18″.
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 as well as 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 greater 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
*Flagpole not included.