Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-0802    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to fly the Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Flag on Memorial Day.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/6/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: Resolution authorizing the display of the Prisoner of War / Missing in Action (POW / MIA) Flag in Lincoln Plaza at the Lake County Administrative Complex in Waukegan on Memorial Day.
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Resolution authorizing the display of the Prisoner of War / Missing in Action (POW / MIA) Flag in Lincoln Plaza at the Lake County Administrative Complex in Waukegan on Memorial Day.

Staff Summary
* The POW / MIA Flag is designated in United States Code (U.S.) (36 U.S.C.A. ? 902) as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving the fates of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are prisoner, missing, and unaccounted for.
* Illinois State Statute (5 ILCS 465/1) states that the County Board may provide for the display of the "MIA Flag."
* Historically, Memorial Day is one of six days where display of the POW / MIA Flag was encouraged.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The National League of Families Prisoner of War / Missing in Action (POW / MIA) Flag is designated in 36 U.S.C.A. ? 902 as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing, and unaccounted; and,

WHEREAS, Illinois State Statute (5 ILCS 465/1) states that the County Board may provide for the display of an "MIA Flag;" and,

WHEREAS, it is the sense of the Lake County Board that members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are or were prisoners of war or reported missing in action should be honored and remembered for their service and sacrifice: and,

WHEREAS, the display of the POW / MIA Flag by the Lake County Board symbolizes Lake County's concern and commitment to achieving the fullest possible accounting of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, having been prisoners of war or missing in action, still remain unaccounted for; and,

WHEREAS, historically, Memorial Day is one of six days where display of the POW / MIA Flag was encouraged.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that the POW / MIA Flag be raised on Memorial Day 2021 (Monday, May 31, 2021), in Lincoln Plaza at the Lake County Administrative Complex in Wau...

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