Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action


January 31, 2019

Penny Merryfield/Pine Bluffs Post

Never Forgets flag, left; center - United States of America flag; right - the POW-MIA Flag.

The black and white POW/MIA Flag, with its silhouette of a bowed head, set against a guard tower and a single strand of barbed wire serves a national symbol and a challenge to a country not to forget. The story of its origin starts over 30 years ago.

In 1970 Mrs. Mary Hoff, an MIA wife and a member of the National League of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia recognized the need for a symbol for our POW/MIA's. She read a newspaper article in the Jacksonville, Florida Times Union about Annin & Co. that explained how Annin helped to design and subsequently manufactured the fl...

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