USPS: Change announced for burial flag program

USPS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have made a procedural change for replenishment of flags distributed through the Postal Service Burial Flag Program. One of the most powerful symbols recognizing military service, and an enduring memento treasured by many deceased veterans’ families, U.S. flags in the program will now be ordered through…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Saturday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

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USPS: Flag notice – Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day

Flag notice. Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag. Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, facilities should raise the POW-MIA flag on the last business day before the holiday. The flag honors the sacrifices made by members…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Regulations for Proper Flag Display The United States Postal Service® periodically reprints part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM), so postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW flag are properly displayed. To read all of the regulations concerning the display of flags at Postal Service facilities, see…

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USPS honors veterans with special military-style challenge coins

USPS is once again honoring employees who are veterans and have five years of postal service with military-style challenge coins. Historically, challenge coins symbolize military unit identity and camaraderie. They are awarded to service members for special achievement or mission participation. USPS is offering eligible veterans the coins to mark Military Appreciation Month, which is…

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USPS: 5 facts about POWs and MIAs

National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 21. Here are five things you may not know. 1. More than 82,000 Americans are missing in action. This figure covers personnel who fought in conflicts dating back to World War II. Approximately…

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Saluting Old Glory – USPS video highlights Flag Act of 1818 event 

Highlights from the recent Flag Act of 1818 stamp dedication ceremony are featured in a new video from the Postal Service. The event was held June 9 during the nation’s oldest Flag Day parade in Appleton, WI. “For 68 years, this parade has honored our flag, celebrated patriots and brought communities together,” Pat Mendonca, senior…

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Latest Postal Bulletin highlights Regulations for Proper Flag Display

Regulations for the proper display of flags are in part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM). We have reprinted these sections of the ASM so Postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW f47 flag are properly displayed. To read all of the regulations concerning the display of…

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