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CHAPTER 835
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 2.1-27.3:1, relating to display of the POW/MIA flag.
[S 859]
Approved April 5, 2001

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 2.1-27.3:1 as follows:

2.1-27.3:1. Display of the POW/MIA flag.

It is the sense of the General Assembly that members of the armed forces of the United States who are or were prisoners of war or reported missing in action should be honored and remembered for their service and sacrifice. In observance of that service and sacrifice, all agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth shall display the POW/MIA flag on public buildings on the following days each year:

Armed Forces Day – the third Saturday in May.

Memorial Day – the last Monday in May.

Flag Day – June 14.

Independence Day – July 4.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day – the third Friday in September.

Veterans Day – November 11.


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