Roundup is a regular feature of the Vexilloid Tabloid newsletter, collecting various flag-related items of note.
Portland hosted the trial of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeaster Oregon. In Chapman Square, in front of the US District Courthouse, supporters maintained a vigil, including this boy hoisting the national flag as a symbol of distress. In a surprise verdict, the defendants were acquitted.
Our Croatian colleague, Lt. Col. Željko Heimer, has turned his PhD dissertation into a book, with editorial help from Ted Kaye. It’s available on demand at Lulu.com.
How to represent surfer-pirates on a flag? Catlin Gabel School’s annual 8th-grade Gilbert & Sullivan operetta—this year Pirates of Penzance—replaced pirates and policemen with surfers and lifeguards, using a flag designed in a group effort led by Danny Lezak.