Page Title: POW Flags: POW/MIA Questions

POW/MIA Flags come two different ways: "Single/Reverse" and "Double Sided.

Single/Reverse flags are sometimes called "single sided" but that creates confusion. Lots of folks think single sided flags are blank on one side, that there is nothing on the back! Not so:

"Single sided" or more accurately "single/reverse" flags show the image correct on one side and.................... ...in "reverse" on the other. Printing on flag fabric is not like printing on paper. You can't print on both sides! What you see on the back side is the dye or ink that bleeds through from the front side. Every state flag except Oregon and Washington is made "single/reverse". The flag shown above is how your "single/reverse" POW/MIA flag will appear

Single/Reverse POW flags with canvas heading and brass grommets MADE IN USA

SIZE and Fabric

ITEM #

Buy One Flag

3 Or More

12x18" Nylon

#POW12

$12.75 EACH

$10.50 EACH

2x3' Nylon

#POW2SR

$24.95 EACH

$21.50 EACH

2x3' "Iron Man" heavy polyester

#POWI2S

$35.00 EACH; The 2x3' polyester is being discontinued. We have only a few left

3x5' Light Wt.Polyester

#POW3P

$24.50 EACH

$19.95 EACH

3x5' Nylon

#POW3SR

$41.75 EACH

$35.75 EACH

3x5' Heavy "Iron Man" heavy polyester

#POWI3S

$52.00 EACH

$44.00 EACH

4x6' Nylon

#POW4SR

$55.75 EACH

$46.95 EACH

4x6' Heavy "Iron Man" heavy polyester

#POWI4S

$65.00 EACH

$59.00 EACH

5x8' Nylon

#POW5SR

$83.00 EACH

$66.95 EACH

5x8' Heavy "Iron Man" heavy polyester

#POWI5S

$116.00 EACH

$92.00 EACH

6x10' Nylon

#POW6SR

$132.00 EACH

$119.25 EACH

8X12' Nylon #POW8SR $210.00 EACH $169.00 EACH
Canvas heading and grommet

 

POW Antenna Flags

POW Antenna Flags

 

Next we'll take a look at "double sided" POW/MIA flags. These "read correct on both sides" Remember, you can't print on both sides of the fabric. The only way to have the image appear the same on BOTH sides is to take two flags and sew them back to back. Naturally, this makes the cost of a "double sided" flag more than the cost of a "single sided" flag. So let's take a look at a "double sided" POW/MIA flag:

Your "double sided" POW flag will read "correct on both s``ides"

Double Sided POW flags: with canvas heading and brass grommets MADE IN USA

SIZE AND FABRIC

ITEM #

Buy One Flag

3 Or More

2x3' Nylon

POW2D

$41.95

$35.95 EACH

3x5' Nylon

POW3D

$58.00

$51.95 EACH

3x5' Iron Man Polyester POWI3D $70.00 $59.00 EACH

4x6' Nylon

POW4D

$65.00

$58.95 EACH

4x6' Iron Man Polyester

POWI4D

$86.00 $69.00 EACH

5x8' Nylon

POW5D

$128.00

$102.95 EACH

5x8' Iron Man Polyester POWI5D $162.00 $144.00 EACH

6x10' Nylon

POW6D

$145.00 $119.95.00 EACH
8X12' Nylon POW8D $270.00 $249.00 EACH

POW Parade Flag with pole sleeve and white fringe  3x5' Double Sided $90.70

Double sided flags are not "better" than "single/reverse". They are not stronger. They just have a correct image on both sides making them visually more appealing. If you are purchasing for a government agency or commercial enterprise, check to see if your own internal regulations require one or the other. In my experience, government users tend to get double sided. I think more veterans groups and fire companies get double sided rather than single sided. Many private individuals get double sided also as a matter of preference. The double sided image does have more appeal. it is a matter of preference. But they cost more. Absent any internal regulation or code from your own organization, both versions are equally correct and respectful.

Due to their lighter weight, single sided flags will fly better.

POW Stick flag POW stick flag

Hand Held Cotton POW stick flags 4x6"stapled to 10" wooden staff

Item #SHNPOW 1-11 12-143 144+ 1,440
Price per flag $1.25 .85 .49 .35

 

POW/MIA Lapel Pins

Fine quality metallic with military clutch pin back. Pins are about an inch long

POW Pins Each Price each for Any 12
#P5 POW Pin $4.00 $2.00
#P6 POW/USA $4.00 $2.00

POW Desk Flag MADE IN USA

4x6" on 10" spear tip staff

Fine silk-like quality

Item # Each 12 or more 144 or more
#UNIPOW

 

Prices

 

 

Bases sold separately:

Item # Each 12 or more 144 or more
#16

Bases

 

POW Patch (Sew On)
Item # Size Price
POWP1 3x2.25" $4.50
 

POW Decals

Item # Type Price Each 12 or more
#R1689 Face Adhesive for inside glass looking out $3.00 $2.00 each
#R1699 Back adhesive for exterior use $3.00 $2.00 each

Question: Hi, A local group in my town is attempting to honor Purple Heart recipients in our area during our 4th of July celebration. One was also a POW during WWII. We intend to have these gentlemen ride in the parade with posters on the side of the car with their name and branch of service. My question is if the Black and white POW/MIA flag is appropriate for use for a WWII POW or is it just intended for Vietnam POW/MIA? Thank you for any help you can offer.

T. D. Portage, WI

Answer: The way I see it, it is appropriate.
Here is what the Army Institute of Heraldry says regarding use of the symbol for POW/MIAs from other wars:

On August 10,1990, the 101st Congress passes U.S. Public Law 101-355, recognizing the National League of Families POW/MIA Flag and designating it "as a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. Thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation." Beyond Southeast Asia, it has been a symbol for POW/MIAs from all American Wars.

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