1995 US Code
Title 36 - PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES AND OBSERVANCES
CHAPTER 10 - PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS
Sec. 189 - Recognition of National League of Families POW/MIA flag

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 1994 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 36 - PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES AND OBSERVANCES
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 36 - PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES AND OBSERVANCES
CHAPTER 10 - PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS
Sec. 189 - Recognition of National League of Families POW/MIA flag
Containssection 189
Date1995
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 16, 1996
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 101-355, §2, Aug. 10, 1990, 104 Stat. 416.
Statutes at Large References104 Stat. 416
105 Stat. 1482
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 101-355, Public Law 102-190


§189. Recognition of National League of Families POW/MIA flag

The National League of Families POW/MIA flag is hereby recognized officially and designated as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation.

(Pub. L. 101–355, §2, Aug. 10, 1990, 104 Stat. 416.)

Display of POW/MIA Flag

Pub. L. 102–190, div. A, title X, §1084, Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1482, provided that:

“(a) Display of POW/MIA Flag.—The POW/MIA flag, having been recognized and designated in section 2 of Public Law 101–355 (104 Stat. 416) [36 U.S.C. 189] as the symbol of the Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing, and unaccounted for, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation, shall be displayed—

“(1) at each national cemetery and at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial each year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and on any day designated by law as National POW/MIA Recognition Day; and

“(2) on, or on the grounds of, the buildings specified in subsection (b) on any day designated by law as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

“(b) Specified Buildings for Flag Display.—The buildings referred to in subsection (a)(2) are the buildings containing the primary offices of—

“(1) the Secretary of State;

“(2) the Secretary of Defense;

“(3) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and

“(4) the Director of the Selective Service System.

“(c) Procurement and Distribution of Flags.—Within 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 5, 1991], the Administrator of General Services shall procure POW/MIA flags and distribute them as necessary to carry out this section.

“(d) Termination of Flag Display Requirement.—Subsection (a) shall cease to apply upon a determination by the President that the fullest possible accounting has been made of all members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the United States who have been identified as prisoner of war or missing in action in Southeast Asia.

“(e) POW/MIA Flag Defined.—As used in this section, the term ‘POW/MIA flag’ means the National League of Families POW/MIA flag recognized officially and designated by section 2 of Public Law 101–355 (104 Stat. 416).”

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