Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize and direct cities and towns to display the prisoner of war and missing in action flag, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Every city and town is hereby authorized and directed to display the prisoner of war and missing in action flag on one or more of the existing flag poles in such city or town.
SECTION 2. The commonwealth, subject to appropriation, shall expend a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars for the implementation of this act.