Let The Banners Fly!

Today is Veterans Day and we all should spend a moment or two remembering those that gave their lives in defense of their country.

This will be a short day for posting for me….I want to spend some quality time with my better half….

If there is a parade in your area to celebrate our veterans then there will also be the iconic flag flown….the black POW/MIA flag.

Did you know the origins of this flag?  Or the story behind the flag?

National POW/MIA Recognition Day may be Friday, but many Americans are accustomed to seeing the now-familiar flag of their cause — the silhouette and white letters on a black background — flying outside post offices, military properties, hospitals and government buildings all year round. Far less well-known are the people who created the flag.

Mary Hoff of Orange Park, Fla., gets credit for coming up with the idea for such a flag. She had just given birth to her fifth child when her husband, Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff, was shot down in a flight over Laos in 1970, during the Vietnam War. His body was unaccounted for.

Source: National POW/MIA Recognition Day: Story Behind the POW Flag | Time.com

If you are lucky enough to have the day off….then by all means enjoy your time and please say a pray for those that could not be there to celebrate with their families.

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5 thoughts on “Let The Banners Fly!

  1. I didn’t know about the POW/MIA flag, so thanks for that. Julie and I have been serving lunch to veterans today, after their parade to the war memorial. Just something we can do to show respect.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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