City of Huntsville Observes POW/MIA Recognition Day

By: City of Huntsville/KBTX Staff
By: City of Huntsville/KBTX Staff

The City of Huntsville held three flag raising ceremonies in observance of the United States’ National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day.

Citizens gathered at City Hall, the Service Center and the intersection of Avenue I and 11th Street in Huntsville to raise the POW/MIA flags. The flags were raised to remember those who have been prisoners of war and those missing in action. Huntsville will lower the flags on Sunday, September 22.

“I would like to thank City resident Kenneth Callahan for bringing the POW/MIA Recognition Day to the attention of Council, and I would like to invite everyone to attend the raising of the flags on Friday, September 20,” City Council member Ronald Allen said.
POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed each year on the third Friday in September in honor of the thousands of service members listed by the Department of Defense as either a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action.

According to the United States Flag Code, “The POW/MIA flag should be flown beneath the flag of the United States, if displayed on the same pole.” The code also states that the POW/MIA flag should be flown above any state or military flag.

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