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 of the finest vexillological publications in this country, but serious health issues are forcing him to step down from serving as editor and publisher.
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.
The May 2010 issue of John Hood’s PFA newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid features:
We Have a Flag — Now What? (John Hood & Max Liberman)
Review of El libro del conocimiento de todos los reinos (The Book of Knowledge of All Kingdoms) edited and translated by Nancy Marino (Ted Kaye)
and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz, Flags in the News, and notes from our most recent meeting (John Hood)
Click here for this color-, fun-, and fact-filled issue (PDF, 2.7MB), and see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to all 26 issues of this venerable publication. All free, all worth every penny!