Teen Hopes Flags Will Help Heal Eastern Oregon Community

[Above photo of the Burns High gym by Thomas Boyd, Oregonian Staff] The 41-day standoff between law enforcement and armed out-of-state militants who took over and vandalized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon has finally ended, but the hurt done to the communities of surrounding Harney County has only begun to heal.  The… Continue reading Teen Hopes Flags Will Help Heal Eastern Oregon Community

Brendan Patrick Hennessy’s Flog

Torontonian Brendan Patrick Hennessy blogs about flags on a site named, appropriately enough, Flag Log.  He writes: Flag Log is a blog about flags (or “flog”). Come to this flog if you want to see a bunch of cool pictures of flags. More than just a bunch of cool pictures, it is actually quite a treasure… Continue reading Brendan Patrick Hennessy’s Flog

Playing with the Oregon Flag

Compared to the endless variations people have created based on the California state flag, the Oregon state flag has for the most part been ignored.  We've come across these examples -- do you know of others? The first two are from Maddish's blog, The Voice of Vexillology, Flags & Heraldry, in an interesting 2010 posting entitled British Columbia… Continue reading Playing with the Oregon Flag

Douglas-fir Flags

The magnificent Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is, after the coast redwood, North America's second-tallest tree, reaching heights of 300 feet or more. Found throughout the wetter parts of Cascadia, it was declared the State Tree of Oregon in 1939 and has appeared on Oregon's passenger car license plates since 1988. In designing a flag for Cascadia,… Continue reading Douglas-fir Flags

Randall Gray’s Flag for Oregon

By Ted Kaye; revised by Scott Mainwaring Originally published in The Vexilloid Tabloid #30, October 2011 The PFA has honored Randall Gray of West Linn for his re-design of the Oregon State Flag, which received the most votes in The Oregonian's contest in 2008-09. In a celebration hosted in February by Mike Hale at Elmer’s Flag & Banner,… Continue reading Randall Gray’s Flag for Oregon

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… Continue reading Half the Oregon flag on a stamp