Flag notice. Flag Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag, is Friday, June 14.
The flag honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. The POW-MIA flag must fly below the U.S. flag.
For more information, refer to the Postal Service’s Administrative Support Manual, which explains the organization’s guidelines for U.S. flag display and maintenance, as well as the requirements for displaying the POW-MIA flag.
PRC nomination. President Trump has nominated Ashley Jay Elizabeth Poling to be a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).
Poling, a North Carolina resident, is nominated for the remainder of a six-year term expiring Nov. 22, 2024.
The PRC is an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight of the Postal Service.
Small bites. Stephen Kochersperger, a senior research analyst at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, has received an award for an article he wrote last year for La Posta, a postal history journal.
The article recalled how a time zone quirk prompted a Post Office in the Marshall Islands to cancel mail with an “Oct. 32” postmark in 1964.
The award, given in the “small bites of great American postal history” category, is one of several given by La Posta. Selections are determined by voting by the La Posta editorial staff and the publication’s subscribers.
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