8-10 Oct 2010 · Arcadia (Los Angeles), Calif. · Hilton Garden Inn–Arcadia/Pasadena
The Selection of the NAVA 44 Flag. Peter A. Ansoff, Va.
Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic: A Look at Some Vexing, Vexilliary Vexillisms. James J. Ferrigan, 3d, Nev.
The “Cinco de Mayo” Flag Flap: Rights, Power, and Identity. Scot M. Guenter, Ph.D., Calif.
Utah's Mammoth Statehood Flag. John M. Hartvigsen, Utah
Flag Symmetry Workshop. Christopher Maddish, Pa.
Creation, Significance, Evolution, and Display of the Camerounian Flag. Louis Maxime Meka Meka, Cameroon.
The USS Port Royal Flag: A 21st Century American Naval Battle Ensign. Edward Mooney, Jr., M.A., Calif.
The “Forward Russia” Flag: Examining the Changing Use of the Bear as a Symbol of Russia. Anne M. Platoff, M.S., M.A., Calif.
The Treasures of the Flag Research Center. Whitney Smith, Ph.D., and Carol Salvo, Mass.
Flags of the Civil Air Patrol. Dean Thomas, Ark.
Awards and Honors
Honorary Membership (for distinguished service to the Association): Dr. John M. Purcell.
Captain William Driver Award: John M. Hartvigsen. (Honorable Mention: Louis Maxime Meka Meka.)
William M. Belanich, Jr., of Hamilton, Ohio, designed the flag for NAVA 44, inspired by the flag of Los Angeles, the host city. The fly is red and the hoist green, separated by a serrated gold trupe recelling the “v” for vexillology. )The colors on the Los Angeles city flag are red for vineyards, golden-yelloe for orange groves, and green for olive trees; they come from the flags of Spain and Mexico.) In the hoist are two stylized and mirrored “4”s rendered in the AR Destine font that not only denote the 44th meeting of the Association, but suggest angels’ wings, recalling the city’s name. The stylized device is adapted from a design submitted by John C. Karp, Jr., of Minden, Nev.
The flag was selected by the NAVA 44 Flag Committee: Peter Ansoff, Will Levin, Marlene Little, and Dr. John Purcell. The vector art was prepared by Peggy Rose.