State Replaces POW*MIA Banner With ‘LGBTQ Pride’ Flag at Memorial Plaza

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Authorities lowered and removed the POW*MIA banner in favor of the LGBTQ Pride rainbow flag for June as so-called "Pride Month." (Daily Breeze photo)

NBC4 News – For the first time ever, a rainbow pride flag flew outside a Maryland county’s executive office building, but the flag it replaced raised objections.

Montgomery County Council member Evan Glass, the council’s first LGBTQ member, helped celebrate the pride flag raising at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Rockville. Vietnam veteran John Williams said he’s upset the flag that honored soldiers still missing was taken down.

“When I was in Vietnam, I was there six days before two guys were missing in action, and they still haven’t found their bodies,” Williams said. The POW/MIA flag was replaced by the LGBTQ pride flag for the month of June, pride month.

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