October 19, 2023
The Postal Service is reminding facility managers to check the condition of their POW-MIA flags before Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The upcoming observance is also a good time to check the condition of U.S. flags and the poles that they fly from.
USPS facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag along with the U.S. flag.
The flags should be checked for wearing, tearing and fading.
When a flag is unsuitable for display, it is time to replace it. Tattered flags should not be flown.
Flag poles should be structurally sound, free of rust or corrosion, properly anchored, and able to hoist and lower the flag quickly and effectively.
If a facility’s flagpole needs repair, the manager should submit a work order for maintenance promptly.