NAVA 46 (2012)

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio USA
October 5–7, 2012

Meeting flag description, proportions and designers from Flag Research Quarterly 11: The Flags of NAVA

NAVA 46 flag: full size image

Meeting hosts: William M. Belanich, Jr., David S. Breitenbach, and Peter Kinderman

Significant Events
The John Purcell Award was added to the Association’s awards and honors program, a memorial gathering was held for the late John M. Purcell Ph.D., FF WSF, and members voted to change the Association’s legal name to “North American Vexillological Association–Association nord-américaine de vexillologie” to reflect the Association’s bi-national character.


“A Mole Hill of Summary”: Evaluating Graphic Representations of Revolutionary War-Era American Flags, Peter A. Ansoff, Va.

Vexillology on the World Stage, David Breitenbach, Ill.

A Look at Traditional Chinese Flags across Eighteen Centuries, Fei Xing Ph.D., China

Reciting the Pledge for the First Time in Utah, John M. Hartvigsen, Utah

Pragmatic Unity and Visual Synecdoche in Tennessee Flag Culture, Steven A. Knowlton M.L.I.S, Tenn.

The Truth in Our Stars:The Symbolism Behind Their Use in Flags, Amy Langston, N.C.

Tapestries of Colored Lights, Terri Maglieri, Mass.

Wayne’s World (of Flags), David B. Martucci, Maine

Of Tablecloths and Soviet Relics: A Study of the Banner of Victory (Znamia Pobedy), Anne M. Platoff M.A., M.S., Calif.

“A Symbol of Our Place in the World”: The Raising of the National Flag on Canadian Warships, 15 February 1965, Ken Reynolds Ph.D., Ont.

Colors of the Confederacy: Consecration and Controversy, Catherine Wright M.A., Va.

Awards and Honors

John Purcell Award: John M. Purcell+ Ph.D.

Captain William Driver Award: Steven A. Knowlton M.L.I.S.

Presidential Citation: Great Waters Association of Vexillology