36 U.S. Code § 902 - National League of Families POW/MIA flag
(a) Designation.— The National League of Families POW/MIA flag is 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.
(b) Required Display.— The POW/MIA flag shall be displayed at the locations specified in subsection (d) of this section on POW/MIA flag display days. The display serves—
(1) as the symbol of the Nation’s concern and commitment to achieving the fullest possible accounting of Americans who, having been prisoners of war or missing in action, still remain unaccounted for; and
(c) Days for Flag Display.—
(1) For purposes of this section, POW/MIA flag display days are the following:
(2) In addition to the days specified in paragraph (1) of this subsection, POW/MIA flag display days include—
(A) in the case of display at the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (required by subsection (d)(3) of this section), any day on which the United States flag is displayed;
(B) in the case of display at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (required by subsection (d)(7) of this section), any day on which the flag of the United States is displayed; and
(d) Locations for Flag Display.— The locations for the display of the POW/MIA flag under subsection (b) of this section are the following:
(5) The buildings containing the official office of—
(e) Coordination With Other Display Requirement.— Display of the POW/MIA flag at the Capitol pursuant to subsection (d)(1) of this section is in addition to the display of that flag in the Rotunda of the Capitol pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 of the 101st Congress, agreed to on February 22, 1989 (103 Stat. 2533).
(f) Display To Be in a Manner Visible to the Public.— Display of the POW/MIA flag pursuant to this section shall be in a manner designed to ensure visibility to the public.
Source(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1268; Pub. L. 105–354, § 1(1),Nov. 3, 1998, 112 Stat. 3238; Pub. L. 107–323, § 2(a), (b),Dec. 4, 2002, 116 Stat. 2787.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|Aug. 10, 1990, Pub. L. 101–355, § 2, 104 Stat. 416.|
|Dec. 5, 1991, Pub. L. 102–190, title X, § 1084(a)–(c), (e), 105 Stat. 1482, 1483.|
|Dec. 5, 1991, Pub. L. 102–190, title X, § 1084(d), 105 Stat. 1483.|
In subsection (b), the text of section 1084(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102–190, 105 Stat. 1483) is omitted as executed.
Pub. L. 105–354
This amends section 902 of title 36 to reflect changes made by section 1082 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105–85, Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1917, 36 App. U.S.C. 189a).
Section 1082(g) of that Act, which defined “POW/MIA flag” as used in section 1082 by reference to section 2 ofPublic Law 101–355, is unnecessary because the two provisions are restated together in section 902 of title 36.
Section 1082(h), which required that regulations be prescribed no later than 180 days after enactment of Public law 105–85, is repealed as executed.
Section 1082(i), which required that the Administrator of GSA procure and distribute POW/MIA flags no later than 30 days after enactment of Public Law 105–85, is repealed as executed.
Section 1082(j), which repealed section 1084 ofPublic Law 102–190 (previously restated as subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 902 of title 36), is repealed as executed.
2002—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 107–323, § 2(b), added subpar. (A) and redesignated former subpars. (A) and (B) as (B) and (C), respectively.
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 107–323, § 2(a), substituted “The World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial” for “The Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial”.
1998—Subsecs. (b) to (g). Pub. L. 105–354added subsecs. (b) to (g) and struck out former subsecs. (b) and (c) which read as follows:
“(b) Display.—The flag 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 containing the primary offices of the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, and the Director of the Selective Service System on any day designated by law as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
“(c) Termination of Flag Display Requirement.—Subsection (b) of this section ceases to apply when the President decides that the fullest possible accounting has been made of all members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the United States Government who have been identified as prisoners of war or missing in action in Southeast Asia.”
Display on Existing Flagpole
Pub. L. 107–323, § 2(c),Dec. 4, 2002, 116 Stat. 2788, provided that: “No element of the United States Government may construe the amendments made by this section [amending this section] as requiring the acquisition of [sic] erection of a new or additional flagpole for purposes of the display of the POW/MIA flag.”
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