The designer of the POW-MIA flag, Newton Heisley, passed away on May 14th, 2009. FlagsOnCars.com honors this remarkable veteran for his contributions to our nation.
The POW/MIA flag is a wonderful way to honor and remember veterans, especially those who are or have been Prisoners of War or declared Missing in Action. This flag features the silhouette of a gaunt man against the background of barbed wire and a guard tower. Heisley, the designer of this flag, said about it’s design “I used to fly within range of the Japanese and wondered how I would hold up if I ever got captured. When I did the design, I thought how easy it would be to forget those guys.” Reflecting this idea, the words “You are not forgotten” are featured underneath the silhouette image and the initials POW*MIA are across the top.