The Killed in Action flag, commonly known as the KIA flag is said to have come about after a Veteran’s experience at the Veterans Memorial in DC. The Veterans memorial is often where people go to mourn the loss of their loved ones or friends while serving their country in the military. At one such occasion a Veteran had seen a POW MIA flag being placed on the monument. This seemed wrong as POW and MIA soldiers should not be thought of as having passed. In order differentiate between soldiers who had fallen and soldiers who were missing the KIA flag was born.
The KIA flag features a red background with writing and graphics in black. The flag features an oval in centered on the background with the silhouette of a soldier in full gear and the same of a gun placed in the ground with the barrel facing down and a soldiers helmet placed on top. The words ‘Killed in Action” are placed in an arch over the helmet. Just below the oval are the words “The Brave & The Free” printed in black. Below that are the words “America Remembers” and right at the top of the flags are the letters “K.I.A”. Our KIA flags are available in nylon and polyester measuring 3’x5’. Both flags are fitted with a black canvas header and grommets for use with our outdoor flagpoles. Contact one of our staff members on (800)628-3524 for more information.
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