Kings of Democracy

The POW/MIA Flag: I Wonder If They Ever Think About Me Thinking About Them?

March 10, 2020 Andrew Merklinghaus Season 1 Episode 30
Kings of Democracy
The POW/MIA Flag: I Wonder If They Ever Think About Me Thinking About Them?
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Kings of Democracy
The POW/MIA Flag: I Wonder If They Ever Think About Me Thinking About Them?
Mar 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 30
Andrew Merklinghaus

America, like a real big boy countries has a flag.  But unlike other countries we've got a weird unofficial second flag that only some of us fly on some days.  The POW/MIA flag is a staple of the more military influenced areas of America, and it might seem a little outdated considering the Vietnam War has been over for 50 years.  But it's just the last remaining piece of a controversy that changed how Americans think about each other, our role in the world and how much we trusted our own government.  

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America, like a real big boy countries has a flag.  But unlike other countries we've got a weird unofficial second flag that only some of us fly on some days.  The POW/MIA flag is a staple of the more military influenced areas of America, and it might seem a little outdated considering the Vietnam War has been over for 50 years.  But it's just the last remaining piece of a controversy that changed how Americans think about each other, our role in the world and how much we trusted our own government.