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: History USPS Fact #639 | March 20, 2023

In 2022, the Postal Service replaced 26,477 U.S. Flags and 19,997 POW-MIA flags.