Flag Presedence???

Discussion in 'Other Flags' started by SwampDonkey, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey New Member

    I have heard conflicting views---as looking at the Flags in front of you is the proper order US Flag---POW/MIA Flag----Marine Corps Flag--several sites have it differently--help would be greatly appreciated.:)

    Swamp Donkey
     
  2. Some people think that the Powmia flag is next in line from the US flag - above the state flags...

    this question has been asked before in these forums.. so i will paste in an answer from Peter ansoff...

    ''Hi, again!

    I've seen this language on several web sites that deal with the POW/MIA flag:

    Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action come from every state, thus the POW/MIA flag has precedence over state flags. The following guidelines should be followed in flying the POW/MIA flag:

    If flying the flag from ONE FLAG POLE, the POW/MIA flag is flown directly below the National Colors. . . .

    I don't know who originally wrote this language. However, the statement that the POW/MIA flag has precedence over state flags not correct according to US military regulations -- they are clear that state flags take precedence over the POW/MIA flag. (See my previous post for the references.) According to military precedence, the order should be US flag, state flag, POW/MIA flag if they are all on the same pole. ​

    Civilians don't have to follow military regulations, and non-military organizations are free to make up their own rules. However, one would think that they would want to follow military regs on a matter of this sort.​

    Peter Ansoff''


    if it was me i would tend to follow military regulations

    hope that helps ya swamp donkey - and welcome to USA flag site
     
  3. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey New Member

    Thanks for getting back--so I am correct in as looking at the Flags


    US FLAG-----POW/MIA FLAG-----MARINE CORPS FLAG


    Swamp Donkey
     
  4. Peter Ansoff

    Peter Ansoff USA Flag Site Admin

    I am correct in as looking at the Flags US FLAG-----POW/MIA FLAG-----MARINE CORPS FLAG

    Actually, no. According to military regulations, all service flags take precedence over the POW/MIA flag. The correct precedence would be US-USMC-POW/MIA.

    Regards,

    Peter Ansoff
     
  5. yea.. i agree with Peter
     

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