Sullivan towns lead POW flag effort
A Vietnam veteran and lifetime member of the VFW, Botkin said the POW/MIA flag wasn’t getting the respect it deserved and he began meeting with legislators and others. The resulting state law, which went into effect on July 29, 2010, requires the POW-MIA flag to fly over not only Huachuca City’s town hall, but also every Arizona town and city hall, county Superior Court buildings and county administrative buildings in the state.
Locally, the veterans are pleased with their progress to date, and don’t intend to stop now. “We plan to approach more towns and the state to pass resolutions next,” said Carmeci. “That would make New York the second state in the country to do so.”
Veterans interested in getting involved in this or other Post 6427 initiatives are urged to contact Carmeci at 845/557-6093 for more information. “We’re trying to interest people who are eligible to become members of the organization,” added Bosch.
See www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/powmia.pdf for more information about the POW/MIA Flag.