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SENATE BILL NO. 859
Offered January 10, 2001
Prefiled December 20, 2000
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 2.1-27.3:1, relating to display of the POW/MIA flag.
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Patron-- Barry
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Referred to Committee on General Laws
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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.

The Governor shall annually issue a proclamation requiring state officials to display the POW/MIA flag on all public buildings on the following days as a symbol of the state’s concern for Americans who were prisoners of war or missing in action or still remain unaccounted for:

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.

Veterans Day – November 11.


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