Rainbow flag foolishness in Antelope Valley (Cal.)

Apparently the organizers of the Antelope Valley Fair in the California desert inadvertently chose to festoon their venue with LGBT rainbow flags. A local blog documents the official and community reaction: ordinary-gentlemen.com/burtlikko/2011/08/19/that-flag-means-what-now/ Underscores the need for more widespread flag education, this does.

Half the Oregon flag on a stamp

There was a ceremony in Salem today to announce a new USPS stamp featuring the Oregon state flag. (Actually, only one side of the state flag — the obverse — leaving what some would argue is the better side hidden.) See: Elida S. Perez, “Oregon state flag is featured in latest Forever stamp”, Salem Statesman […]

Bastille Day and the Drapeau Francaise

By Patrick Genna In 1991, I took my first trip to Paris. Before leaving, I had memorized 25 key French phrases. But once there I rarely used any of them as I was too intimidated to ask: “ou est le toilette?” Say something in French and you get a reply with comments that you can’t […]

July meeting this Thursday

Ted Kaye is hosting this month’s meeting of the Portland Flag Association at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011. For details, see the Next Meeting page for details.  Hope to see you there!

Happy Flag Day!

PFA member Ken Dale took this striking image from the Oregon City Bridge on September 11, 2004. It seems an appropriate image for Flag Day (June 14th). According to former West Lynn major Alice Norris: The photo is from our annual 9/11 ceremony, a silent remembrance of the September 11 attacks. The City of West […]

Who could replace John Hood?

The answer, of course, is no one. However, as John reveals in his Open Letter to Members in the latest edition of The Vexilloid Tabloid, someone must replace John as editor of this venerable publication if it is to continue. Over 29 issues John has diligently and with great humor built the Tabloid into one […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #28

Just published: The September 2010 issue of The Vexilloid Tabloid features: Oregon Flag Registry (Ted Kaye) The Neutral Flags Fraud: How the new U.S. flag perpetuated the slave trade on behalf of the British Empire (Patrick Genna) and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz, Flags in the News, and notes from our most recent […]

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 […]

Meeting Tonight

The Portland Flag Association will be meeting tonight, Thursday July 8th.  Please see the Next Meeting page for details.  Hope to see you there!