The Old Citadel (Embassy Suites—Historic Charleston),Charleston, South Carolina
October 9–11, 2009
Meeting flag description: The design of the NAVA 43 flag reflects the rich history of Charleston and South Carolina. When Carolina was a colony governed by the Lords Proprietors, local gentry were authorized to wear a purple ribbon and have their coats of arms displayed on a sun in splendor. The “valleys” formed by the rays of the sun in splendor evoke the letter “V” for vexillology. Finally, the decrescent resembles a “C” for both Charleston and Charles II, the town’s namesake. The colors are PMS 254 U and 143 U.
Meeting flag proportions: 2:3
Meeting flag designer: Hugh L. Brady J.D.
Meeting flag host:
Flags of the State Navies in the Revolutionary War, Peter A. Ansoff, Va.
Juxtaposing Symbols in Civil Religion: The Lady and the Flag, Scot M. Guenter Ph.D., LF, FF, Calif.
Redesigning the Oregon State Flag: A Case Study, Edward B. Kaye, Ore.
Flag Symmetry of the United States of America, Christopher Maddish, Pa.
Soviet Children’s Flags, Anne M. Platoff M.S., M.A., Calif.
Women, Flags, and Communication, Whitney Smith, Ph.D., LF, FF, FFI, Mass.
Ensigns of New Zealand, Dean Thomas, Calif.
The Rainbow Flag of the Incas, Gustavo Tracchia FF, N.Y.
Honorary Membership (for distinguished service to the Association): Whitney Smith , Ph.D., LF, FF, FFI
Captain William Driver Award: Scot M. Guenter Ph.D., LF, FF; Peter A. Ansoff (Honorable Mention)