1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Executive
  4. Article 19: Display and Use of the Flag of the United States of America In Parks and On Public Buildings


Section 403-A Display of prisoner of war and missing in action flag

Executive (EXC)

1. Every county outside the city of New York, city, town, and village is encouraged to display the prisoner of war and missing in action flag at the building housing its local legislative body on all days on which the flag of the United States of America is displayed. Every county outside the city of New York, and every city, town, and village shall fly an official National League of Families POW/MIA flag, as designated by 36 U.S.C. 902 at the building housing its local legislative body if a congressionally chartered veterans organization including any post, chapter, detachment unit, auxiliary unit or society of such veterans organization has provided the county, city, town, or village with such flag and, upon such municipality's request, any necessary attachments or fasteners required to enable the flag to be visible to the public, on the following days: Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Flag Day, the second Sunday in June; Independence Day, July 4; National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the third Friday in September except if such date of commemoration cannot be observed due to a religious holiday, such observances shall then be conducted on the second Friday in September and Veterans Day, November 11.

  2. Every state police facility, including but not limited to the headquarters, substations, and training academy, is encouraged to display the prisoner of war and missing in action flag on all days on which the flag of the United States of America is displayed.