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Postal Service facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag Sept. 21.

Flag notice. National POW-MIA Recognition Day, which honors the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, is Friday, Sept. 21.

Postal Service facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag this day. The flag must fly below the U.S. flag, and both flags should be flown at full staff.

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

Postal Bulletin. The Postal Bulletin’s Sept. 13 issue previews Energy Action Month, which is held each October.

The issue also includes information about new stamp releases; pictorial postmark announcements; and the latest updates to policies, procedures and forms.

Stamp dedication. Madonna and Child by Bachiacca, one of this year’s new holiday stamps, will be released Wednesday, Oct. 3.

USPS will dedicate the stamp that day during a ceremony in Santa Fe, NM.

The stamp, announced in July, features a detail from a 1520s work by Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi (1494–1557), the Italian Renaissance painter known as Bachiacca.

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