Posted: Apr 4, 2013 7:32 PM by Evan Weborg - MTN News
Updated: Apr 4, 2013 7:33 PM
The Prisoner of War and the Missing in Action flag will now fly year-round at the state Capitol in Helena.
Governor Steve Bullock on Thursday issued the executive order to pay tribute to the many Montanans who've sacrificed.
Lieutenant Governor John Walsh says the the POW-MIA flag will fly over the state Capitol until all unaccounted and missing members of the American armed forces have returned home.
Walsh said, "They will look up and catch sight of this flag and they will be reminded of the many sacrifices that have been made for our nation. They will be reminded of the remarkable resilience of our MIA and POW's and they will be reminded of the families and loved one of the missing service men and women."
Walsh says at this time nationwide, there are more 83,000 service personnel who are unaccounted for from the wars of our past.