Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action
January 31, 2019
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...