World Vexillology Day 10.01.21

The reason I currently own 161 different flags is because I am a Vexillologist. What, you may ask is Vexillology?

VEXILLOLOGY: The scientific study of the history, symbolism, and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. — Whitney Smith, Flags Through the Ages and Across the World, 1975

I am a member, in good standing, of NAVA

I have met with and talked to ‘Flag People’ from all over the world. I greatly enjoy learning from all types of folks who love flags. Years ago I gave a presentation to the American Mensa Society. I was impressed that this group of people came from all walks of life. They were not just scholars and college professors, they were anyone with a certain IQ and who were intellectually curious. NAVA is similar, if you love those pieces of cloth (not all flags are now, or have historically been, cloth), that represent someone or something, then you too can be a Vexillologist.

My friend, Ted Kaye, has written the definitive piece on what makes a Flag good or bad. It is a must have for anyone interested in the enjoyment of flags

And, what Flag am I flying today? A flag that NAVA members have ranked as the 16th best flag of the 72 state, provinces and territories in North America: Colorado.

And, why you may ask…because our wonderful little granddaughter, Haley, turns 21 today!

Ok…this photo is a little dated…but it is how we think of her – on one of the many trips we took together.

One response to “World Vexillology Day 10.01.21”

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    Denise Flanders

    You sent this to her, right? It’s wonderful.



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