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Vandalia postmaster flies new POW-MIA flag at post office

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:55 pm

Vandalia Post Master Ryan Eskew raises a new U.S. Flag and a new POW-MIA flag at the post office in Vandalia on Monday, May 10.

All U.S. Postal Service facilities fly the POW-MIA flag year-round. The flag was created by the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia.

The black-and-white flag features a silhouette of a prisoner of war in front of a guard tower and barbed wire and the words “You are not forgotten.”

Eskew says he makes a point to replace the flags regularly whenever they show signs of wear. The old flags will be placed in the flag drop box that is available to anyone in front of the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA in Vandalia for proper disposal.

Photo by Barry Dalton