USPS logo LINK — USPS employee news Printable

Need to know

Flag notice, CFC request

Colby Venters, a retail associate at the Canton, TX, Post Office
Colby Venters, a retail associate at the Canton, TX, Post Office and an Army veteran, raises U.S. and POW-MIA flags recently.

Flag notice. Saturday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days each year that Postal Service facilities are required to fly the POW-MIA flag.

Because Veterans Day is a designated USPS holiday, the POW-MIA flag should be raised Friday, Nov. 10.

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.

Additionally, President Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of this week’s mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday, Nov. 9.

For more information, refer to the Postal Service’s online guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance, as well as the requirements for displaying the POW-MIA flag.

Help wanted. Reminder: Link wants to hear from USPS employees whose lives have been touched by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Let us know if you’ve benefited from a CFC charity. Send an email to and tell us about your CFC experiences.

Got news for “Need to know”? Email your submissions to

Post-story highlights