NAVA 26 (1992)
Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
October 9–11, 1992

Meeting flag description: The flag of NAVA 26 is divided horizontally blue over green, fimbriated white. This dividing line renders a silhouette of the Alamo, San Antonio’s famous landmark. A red “V” symbolizing vexillology, also fimbriated white, is superimposed over the field and bears two white, five-pointed stars on the upper portion of each arm and a single white, six-pointed star at the base. The total number of star points is twenty-six, the number of this NAVA annual meeting. The colors red-white-blue and red-white-green reflect San Antonio’s “Tex-Mex” heritage.

Meeting flag proportions: 2:3
Meeting flag designer: John H. Gámez
Meeting hosts: H.P. “Pete” Van de Putte and David L. Pawson

Significant Events

“The Whitney” award (changed in 2013 to Whitney Smith Fellow) was added to the Association’s awards and honors program. FIAV President William Crampton attended the annual meeting.


The Nevada State Flag and Some of Its Predecessors, James J. Ferrigan III, Nev.

Authentic Early American Flags in a Courtroom Display,  Martin A. Francis, Calif.

The Controversy over the Alamo Battle Flag, John H. Gámez, Tex.

Two Banners of the Rosicrucians, Scot M. Guenter Ph.D., Calif.

The Empire Strikes Back, Donald T. Healy, N.J.

Irredentist Flags—And Other Flags with a Political Message, Kevin Harrington M.A.(T.), Ont.

Representational Politics of the Stars and Stripes, Carolyn Marvin Ph.D., Pa.

A Schizophrenic Morpheme, David L. Pawson, Tex.

Where No Flag Has Gone Before,  Anne M. Platoff, Tex.

A NAVA Retrospective: 1967-1977, Whitney Smith Ph.D., LF, WSF, Mass.

The United Nations: Its Flags & Poles, Gustavo Tracchia, N.Y.

Awards and Honors

Captain William Driver Award: Anne M. Platoff

The Whitney (later Whitney Smith Fellow): Whitney Smith Ph.D., LF