What flag should I fly today?

Flags want to be flown, and John Hood knows when to fly them, according to history and customs.   In the new issue of PFA’s newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, he draws from his extensive database of flag flying days to suggest a flag a day for the next two months. Also in this issue, Michael Orelove writes about flag retirement ceremonies and his visit to Willamette National Cemetery last Flag Day to attend such an event.  And as always you’ll find notes from the most recent PFA meeting, John Hood’s “What’s That Flag?” quiz, and Flags in the News.

Click here for the current issue (PDF, 2.8MB), and see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to all back issues.

And to answer the title question for today, August 1st:   John suggests Switzerland, as today is the Swiss National Day.

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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

1 thought on “What flag should I fly today?”

  1. From Patrick Genna: Almost daily, I go past John’s house on 39th St. (Chavez ) on my way to Belmont (and 46th.) and I have to see what flags he is flying! I can identify most of them, but there is one or two that I did not know. Lately, I saw in the past month, Hong Kong, Lichenstein, Romania without the state seal? Quebec or Montreal? I cannnot remeber the rest. I am beginning to change my route from 39th to Belmont via MLKJr. and so I may not see the flags as often as I like.

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