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North American Vexillological Association (NAVA)

United States/Canada

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[The flag of NAVA] by Mark Sensen 11 August 1996

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Mailing Address

North American Vexillological Association (NAVA)
1977 N. Olden Ave. Ext., PMB 225
TRENTON NJ 08618-2193

Other information

Type: association

President/Other: David B. Martucci, president
Secretary: Richard P. Monahan, secretary
Telephone: +1 (207) 845-2857 (David B. Martucci)
Fax: +1 (207) 845-2857 (David B. Martucci; manual)
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Established: 03 June 1967, 19 March 1968 (incorporated)
FIAV Member Since: 07 September 1969 (charter)
Membership Status: full

Territories: Canada and United States

The North American Vexillological Association Flag and Seal Committee, consisting of Gary Grahl, Tom Hill, and Linda Stock, chose the design submitted by Harry F. Manogg of Kankakee, Illinois, from among several entered in an open flag contest in 1967.

NAVA's flag is composed of three triangles separated by a white inverted chevron. The hoist and fly right triangles are red and the isosceles triangle between the arms of the chevron is dark blue. The shades of red and blue correspond to numbers 70180 and 70075 of the Standard Color Card of America (9th edtion, 2nd issue). The relation of width to length of the flag is 2:3.

The hypotenuses of the red triangles correspond to lines drawn respectively from the upper hoist and upper fly corners of the flag to the center point of the lower edge of the flag and form the outer edges of the chevron. The base of the blue triangle is as long as the flag is wide and its legs, forming the inner lines of the chevron, are drawn parallel to the hypotenuses of the red triangles.

The colors are found in the flags of the United States of America and Canada. The white "V" (and "inverted chevronel", in heraldic terms) stands for "Vexillology."

Neither the NAVA Flag or the NAVA Seal may be used for commercial or personal purposes.


Periodical Publications:
NAVA News (ISSN 1053-3338; English; 8 issues, 1967; quarterly 1969-1980; bimonthly, 1981-1999; quarterly since 2000)
Raven: A Journal of Vexillology (ISSN 1071-0043; English; annual; since 1994)
NAVA Yearbook (English; annual; 1973 to 1983)
NAVA Handbook (English; 1986 and 1989)

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