History of the POW/MIA Flag

In 1971 Mrs. Michael Hoff, an MIA wife and member of the National League of Families, saw the need for a symbol of our POW/MIAs.  Mrs. Hoff found Mr. Rivkees, Vice President of Annin & company, who felt sympathetic and along with Annin’s advertising agency designed a  custom flag

POW/MIA flag

POW/MIA Flag

to represent our missing men.  After receiving the League’s approval the flags were manufactured for distribution. Other than “Old Glory“, the League’s POW/MIA flag is the only flag ever to fly over the White House.

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