Book Review: 50 Facts You May Not Know About the Confederate Flag (Ted Kaye)
Alternative Flags for Earth
Update on Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Proposed Flag
Does the Deep Sea Need a Flag? (Carlos Alberto Morales Ramirez)
William & Mary … and St. Andrew (David Ferriday)
And, as always, it includes the What’s That Flag? quiz, Flags in the News (news stories featuring flags), Flutterings (highlights from the last PFA meeting), and Portland Flag Miscellany (news about Portland’s city flag). Each new issue is sent out to our email subscribers list as a PDF attachment. If you would like to be added to that list, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name, contact info (address and e-mail) and interest in flags.
1 October Is World Vexillology Day (Scott Mainwaring)
How Albany, Oregon, Got a Flag (Cole Pouliot)
The Flag of Null Island (Ted Kaye)
1993 Proposals for Macau’s Flag (Patrick Genna)
Powell Boulevard’s Flag Parade (Ted Kaye)
In this issue, Scott Mainwaring tells us about his idea for an annual celebration of flags, flag studies, and flag design every 1 October: World Vexillology Day (or Vexidayfor short). So far, he has gotten buy-in from 15 flag associations around the world, including the PFA and NAVA. Other sponsoring associations include: Vexillology Ireland, the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association, Bandiere Storiche (Italy), the New England Vexillological Association, the New Zealand Flag Association, the Southern African Vexillological Association, the Burgee Data Archives (Canada), the Greater Unified Albany Vexillological Association (Oregon), the Heraldry Society of Slovenia, the Catalan Association of Vexillology, the Flag Data Center (Czech Republic), the Italian Center of Vexillological Studies, and the Breton Vexillological Society. All of these will be celebrating in some manner on Saturday, 1 October (see www.vexiday.org for details). If you are part of another association, please join in and let Scott know at email@example.com. How will you be celebrating?
Introduction: The 15th Anniversary of 9/11 (Ted Kaye)
Ice Cream Flags (David Koski)
Memories from a Flag Store on the Morning of 9/11 (Michael Hale)
The Flags of Boys State in Salem (Ted Kaye and Brian McKinley)
Biogeographical Vexillology of Puerto Rico (Carlos Alberto Morales Ramirez)
As always, you can find notes from our last meeting, a roundup of flag-related news and notes, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and Portland Flag Miscellany (flag usage in Portland and the many uses of Portland’s city flag).
A special note in this issue: Congratulations to our sister organization in Croatia, HGZD (Hrvatsko Grboslovno i Zastavoslovno Društvo — the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association), on celebrating its 10th anniversary! HGZD publishes the great full-color journal Grb i zastava in Croatian and English twice a year under the enthusiastic and learned leadership of Maj. Željko Heimer, PhD. See hgzd.hr/en for details.
And as always you’ll find Flags in the News (news stories featuring flags), Flutterings (highlights from the last PFA meeting), and Portland Flag Miscellany (news about Portland’s city flag). Instead of a What’s that Flag quiz, this issue features the US State Flag people puzzle.
You’ll also find a What’s that Flag? quiz from Scott Mainwaring, notes from the January PFA meeting hosted by Patrick Genna, the latest on flags in or of Portland in Portland Flag Miscellany, and other items of vexillological interest.