Vexillology (FLAGS) with E. Tory Laitila

Sharp-dressed Honolulu vexillologist E. Tory Laitila brought along a book on flags and flag codes.

Sharp-dressed Honolulu vexillologist E. Tory Laitila brought along a book on flags and flag codes.

Flags! How long have we flown them? Will you get arrested for stomping on one? Which colors don't we see on flags and why? How did all this flag etiquette originate? E. Tory Laitila, a textile expert who also handles Honolulu's flag protocol, gives the skinny on how to dispose of a flag, flags and conspiracy theories, the oldest flags, which state flag needs a makeover the hardest, how to store flags, who designed our modern American flag and how you too can have ... fun with flags all year round. Also: pirate trivia.

Alie Ward