NAVA 27 (1993)
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine
October 8–11, 1993

Meeting flag description: The flag colors contain the following symbolism: white is for the purity of intent, red for the passion of research, and blue for the dedication to the principles of the organization and all embracing outreach for present and future members. The blue star-points represent the earth’s continents, the extended one for North America. The white pine tree is the official tree of Maine, the host state of NAVA 27.

Meeting flag proportions: 2:3
Meeting flag designer: The Rev. John R. B. Szala
Meeting flag hosts: David Martucci and Lynn A. Knights


The Battle of the Boxer and the Enterprise: The Fight and the Flags, Herbert C. Adams, Maine

Yacht Flags–A Preliminary Study, Peter B. Edwards, Ont.

The Case of “Flagship Earth”: Meditations on a Global Banner, Scot M. Guenter Ph.D., Calif.

Canada’s Heraldic Authority, Kevin Harrington M.A.(T.), Ont.

“Banners And Bugles”: A Performance/Lecture on National “Flag” Anthems, Douglas F. Hedwig D.M.A., N.Y.

The History of Flags in Maine, David B. Martucci, Maine

Toward a National Flag, John Matthew, New Zealand

An Alternative View of the Origin of the American Flag,Henry W. Moeller Ph.D., N.Y.

Tandem Bona Causa Triumphat: The Neubecker Collection, Whitney Smith Ph.D., LF, WSF, Mass.

The Flag of the Confederation (Argentina 1831–1853), Gustavo Tracchia, N.Y.

Awards and Honors

Captain William Driver Award: Peter B. Edward