WASHINGTON – Last Friday, U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, introduced the Flag Standardization Act. This legislation would specify the types of flags that may be flown on federal property.
“The American flag is more than just a flag; it is a symbol of freedom and democracy. The stars and stripes stand as a reminder to never forget the men and women who gave their lives defending the values we hold dear,” Miller-Meeks said. “For 24 years, I served under the American flag as an enlisted servicemember and an officer, as active duty and a reservist, and retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. Every time I face the flag with my hand over my heart, I remember all of my fellow servicemembers who have fought to protect our way of life and keep the American Dream alive. I am proud to introduce the Flag Standardization Act to honor the flag that means so much to this country.”
Her legislation states that only the following flags may be flown on federal property, including embassies and military bases:
- United States flag
- State flags (including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia)
- Tribal flags
- Flags of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Prisoner of War-Missing in Action flag
The bill clarifies that these limitations do not apply to military housing, located on federal property.
Read Miller-Meeks’ bill below:117 Miller-Meeks Flag Standardization Act