State Representative Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) today announced that the Ohio House concurred on Senate changes to the “POW/MIA Remembrance Act,” legislation that would expand the use of the POW/MIA military flag at certain state and public buildings.
House Bill 254, sponsored by Wiggam, would require that the flag used to honor military individuals who are prisoners of war or missing in action be flown at state operated buildings on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans’ Day.
“With the passage of this act, the state of Ohio will recognize these individuals' service to our great nation and ensure that their memory and sacrifice is never forgotten,” said Wiggam.
Current federal law already requires federal buildings, such as the U.S. Post Office, to fly the POW/MIA flag on the six days listed above.
The “POW/MIA Remembrance Act” now heads to the Governor’s desk for his consideration.