The POW MIA flag was created in 1970 as a National symbol for soldiers taken captive or missing in action. The flag was flag was first conceptualized by Newt Heisley, a World War II veteran turned Advertising executive, after Mrs. Mary Hoff, an MIA wife and member of the National League of Families, recognized the need for a symbol representing the brave men and women of the armed forces who are POWs or MIAs.
Proceeds from the sale of our POW MIA flags support the National League of POW/MIA Families.
On March 9, 1988 an official POW MIA Flag was flown over the White House for National POW MIA Remembrance Day and in 1989 the POW MIA flag took its permanent place in the U.S Capitol Rotunda. In August 10, 1990, Congress passed US Public Law and officially recognized the League’s POW MIA flag.
The POW MIA flag’s logo is now recognized as a National symbol by law and by people wanting to remember their loved ones who risked everything for their country. Our POW MIA flags are available for outdoor, indoor and parade use and are made of durable nylon and polyester. Our nylon POW MIA flags feature both a single-sided and double-sided design and fly in a faint breeze. Our extra-tough polyester POW MIA flags are single-sided and designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and high wind. Our miniature 4"x6" POW MIA flags are perfect for Veterans parades and to display on desks and feature a small flag mounted to a black plastic dowel. These flags are also available as Cemetery marking flags and are compatible with our specialized grave markers. Carrot-Top also offers a variety of other POW MIA products like our patches and lapel pins to remember you friends and loved ones.