Francis Scott Key Squadron 11 member Josh Marks donated a new POW-MIA flag to the town of Mount Airy, Maryland, in the name of Post 11 in conjunction with the president signing the National POW-MIA Flag Act on November 7, 2019. Mayor Patrick Rockinberg and Council member Patty Washabaugh graciously accepted on behalf of the town. Washabaugh, whose parents both served in the military, stated “this is such an honor to honor those veterans who have yet to come home. I’m very proud to have this flag fly over our town to keep their memory revered and in our hearts.”. Rockingberg concurred, “this is something everyone should honor, remembering those servicemembers who have yet to come home.”
President Trump signed the bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act into law, which honors those servicemembers who were prisoners of war and the over 82,000 individuals who remain unaccounted for.
The National POW/MIA Flag Act will ensure that the POW/MIA flag is displayed whenever the U.S. flag is displayed, effectively ensuring that both flags are displayed concurrently and every day at federal locations already designated under existing law.
Marks stated “what a wonderful way to close out 2019 Year of the Veteran as declared by Governor Larry Hogan in February 2019.”
Marks lives In Mount Airy. He added “I love this town”.
**Francis Scott Key Post 11 is the largest and one of the oldest posts in the great state of Maryland.