Stuart, Fla. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) is urging the Biden Administration to restore the POW/MIA flag atop the White House. In 2020, the POW/MIA flag was removed from atop the residence and placed in a special memorial on the White House Grounds during a Memorial Day event. The flag was never returned following the event in violation of the National POW/MIA Flag Act, which was signed into law with broad bipartisan support. That law requires the POW/MIA flag be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the White House, and in a manner to ensure visibility to the public.
“To say that the men and women who were captured or went missing while defending our nation went above and beyond the call of duty would be an understatement,” Rep. Mast wrote in a letter to the White House. “The POW/MIA flag is a symbol and proclamation that we will never forget the tens of thousands of American service members who we have not brought home yet. They must never leave our thoughts and our hearts, and this symbol of our dedication to those who sacrificed everything for the United States of America must be visible at the heart of our great institutions, especially the White House.”
The full letter is attached.
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