Veterans’ groups present POW/MIA flags to Edmonds School District

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Martin Spani, Commander of VFW Post 1040 in Lynnwood, left, and Jim Traner, Commander of VFW Post 8870 in Edmonds. present a POW/Mia flag to Brian Harding, facilities director for the Edmonds School District.

Two VFW posts, 8870 in Edmonds and 1040 in Lynnwood, made a presentation of POW/MIA flags at the Edmonds School District Board meeting last month.  The Posts contributed flags for each of the 35 schools in the District.  The POW/MIA flags represent the men and women who are missing in action or are held as prisoners of war.

The flag is flown six days during the year as required by law: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day.  “By providing these flags to the school district, the members of both posts honor the memory of those brave warriors who have never returned home and the effort that the teachers and staff of the Edmonds School District provide to support our nation’s history, traditions and institutions,” the two organizations said in a news release.

The POW/MIA flags will be displayed, on the designated national holidays, until the last POW/MIA comes home.

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