Gov. Youngkin issues flag order for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Governor Glenn Youngkin has ordered that the U.S. flag, the POW/MIA and Virginia flags will be flown at all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in respect of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day honors those who were prisoners of war and who are still missing in action.

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In 2022, President Biden declared the third Friday in September to be National POW/MIA Recognition Day, to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The POW/MIA flag will be included on the flagpole at sunrise on Friday, Sept. 15, and will remain until sunset, according to the Office of the Governor.

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