High-Flying Flags


at Post Offices since 1885

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 8, 2021

In 2020, the Postal Service replaced 24,681 American flags and 18,217 POW/MIA flags at Post Offices across the nation