Special Note to flag keepers at Government Buildings
In accordance to Public Law 116-67 (November 7, 2019) the POW/MIA flag is to be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain federal property. (No definition of "certain federal property" was provided in the public law.)
National POW/MIA Flag Act Signed into Law
Elizabeth Warren and Tom Cotton Led Bipartisan Group of
Senators to Ensure the POW/MIA Flag is Displayed Alongside the U.S. Flag on
Prominent Federal Properties.
The National POW/MIA Flag Act ensures the POW/MIA Flag is
displayed whenever the U.S. flag is displayed, effectively ensuring that both
flags are displayed concurrently and every day at federal locations already
designated under existing law. Those locations include… the U.S.
Capitol, the White House, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans
Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, every national cemetery, the buildings
containing the official offices of the Secretaries of State, Defense, and
Veterans Affairs, the office of the Director of the Selective Service System,
each major military installation (as designated by the Secretary of Defense),
each Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, and each United States
Postal Service post office.
Before the lawmakers’ bill became law, the POW/MIA Flag was
required to be displayed by the federal government on certain prominent federal
properties only six days per year: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day,
Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Veterans Day.