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POW MIA Picture Frames

We are proud to carry a line of POW & MIA focused picture frames & display cases. We remember our soldiers captured and missing, with the solemn vow of "You are not forgotten".

POW picture frames feature an easel back that allows the display on a shelf or provisions are provided for wall hanging.

Our frames come with easel backing capable of sitting on a desk or provisions are provided for hanging on the wall. These frames are a great way to salute your favorite Navy member and commemorate their service to our country.

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POW / MIA Medallion

POW/MIA Symbol
  • Year Designed: 1971
  • Designed By: Mary Hoff, Newt Heisley, & the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing
  • Design: A black and white symbol with the silhouette of a gaunt man, a piece of barbed wire, and a threatening watchtower. At the top of the symbol is the text "POW" "MIA" and at the bottom is the phrase "You Are Not Forgotten".
  • Use Today: Used to remind the world of the men and women whose fates have never been accounted for after their services in the U.S. military.

History

Newt Heisley, original designer of the POW/MIA flag
Newt Heisley, original designer of the POW/MIA Symbol

In 1971, the wife of an American military officer listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War, Mrs. Michael Hoff, came up with the idea for a POW/MIA flag. She believe that it would be a good idea to have a national flag that reminded Americans and the rest of the world of the U.S. service men and women whose fates were unknown during the war. Mary Hoff ordered a flag design from a flag company, who then hired Newt Heisley to sketch a design for them. Heisley was a former WWII pilot whose son had also fought in the Vietnam War. It is said that the man whose silhouette appears on the POW/MIA flag is Heisley’s son, whose body had become skinny and gaunt after he contracted hepatitis in service. Supposedly, Heisley’s son’s sunken features reminded him of what a POW captive might look like after harsh treatment. The flag became very popular, and even though it was not an official flag many families with missing service men and women flew it in honor of their loved ones. When the Vietnam War started to come to an end, over 2,5000 American members of the military were listed as Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA) by the Department of Defense. In 1982, the POW/MIA Flag became the first besides the American Flag (Stars and Stripes) to be flown over the White House. Finally, in 1990 the United States Congress passed US Public Law 101-355 to officially designate the POW/MIA flag as a symbol of America’s concern and resolve to discover the fates of Americans that were still missing or being held prisoner in Southeast Asia. Since then, the symbol originally created for a flag has been turned into medallions and clothing and other items in order to do as much good as it possibly can and serve as a symbol for POW’s and MIA’s from all U.S. wars.