Displaying the flags

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

American flag and Washington state flag
at Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Carl Dinse
In response to the letter regarding the POW/MIA flag, the City of Shoreline follows a schedule for flag displays.

For most of the year, the City only flies two flags – the United States flag and the Washington State flag.

On the dates below, the City flies the National League of Families POW/MIA flag:
  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30
  • Former Prisoners of War Day on April 9
  • Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day on the last Monday in May
  • Flag Day on June 14
  • Independence Day on July 4
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day third Friday in September
  • Veterans’ Day on November 11
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7

American flag and POW-MIA flag
Photo courtesy Dept of Veterans Affairs

This follows the schedule set by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.

This year, on June 12, the City raised the rainbow flag in recognition of Pride Month.

On July 1, the City will once again fly the Washington State Flag and on July 4 it will raise the POW/MIA flag.

The flagpole was originally closer to City Hall. When the City provided space for the veterans' memorial, the flagpole was moved to the center of the memorial.


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