High-Flying Flags


at Post Offices

Post Offices were first required to display the American flag in 1885 to comply with Treasury Department instructions. On Nov. 7, 2019, Post Offices were required to fly the Prisoner of War (POW)-Missing In Action (MIA) flag on the same days that the American flag is flown.

* | Tags: Fun facts History USPS Fact #639 | February 28, 2022

In 2021, the Postal Service replaced 31,874 American Flags and 27,550 POW/MIA Flags.