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POW-MIA flags in Canada

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POW/MIA flag

[Prisoner of War memorial flag]
by Rick Wyatt

We have a flag recognition campaign which has been going on for five years now, and the Royal Canadian Legion in Northern and Southern Ontario has accepted the POW*MIA Flag with open arms.
Mike Gillhoolley, 23 August 2000

Another Canadian POW/MIA Flag

[Canadian POW/MIA flag]
by Thomas R. Milne

This Flag for Veterans was designed by myself, sent to Ottawa and registered by myself for ALL CANADIAN VETERANS to be Honored that have NOT RETURNED home as yet from all conflicts that Canada has been associated with.

In regards to the different Backgrounds

  • White background stands for Purity of soul
  • Black background stands for Confinement
  • Red background stands for Blood Shed on the Battle Field
  • Yellow stands for the VIGILs we all stand for those not home as yet

The flag was first drawn by myself a few years ago, my own design. Registered by myself with the assistance of some of the public. Registration Date in Ottawa: January 2000
Thomas R. Milne, 09 March 2000, 15 March 2000
Prisoners Of War Missing In Action Web Site

Dominion Command (Head Office for the Royal Canadian Legion's Canada) in Ottawa has now Recognized the Canadian POW * MIA's Flag for all of Canada and Canadian Veterans that have served in all conflicts Canada has taken part in down through the ages.

Also that Our Flag is in Ottawa with Veterans Affairs Canada trying to get a Bill passed on the Floor of the House making our Flag a Provincial flag for Nova Scotia at this time so I was told by our MLA Ron Russell here in Windsor Nova Scotia.

It can now be flown in parades but as yet Not as part of the Color Party until it has passed through Provincial and Federal regulations and been made an Official Flag in this way.

Any person wishing to carry the flag in Honour of a loved one that was lost, or has not returned from combat the family member can carry the flag at the rear of the color party, or a person that is a member of our organization POW * MIA's Canada All Wars can carry the flag also in Honour of those lost and not returned as yet.
Thomas R. Milne, 8 August 2003