TARA HIGH SCHOOL JROTC BATON ROUGE, LA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a yellow vertical rectangle arched convexly at top and bottom and edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border, a yellow Trojan warrior head issuant from base shaded red, attached below a red scroll inscribed "TARA" in yellow letters.

Symbolism
Red and gold (yellow) are the school colors. The Trojan warrior is the school mascot.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 28 June 1996.




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or per bend wavy Gules, charged with a rifle in bend of the first garnished of the second, in sinister chief a torch enflamed, and in dexter base a Trojan Warrior's head facing sinister, helmeted, all of the second detailed of the first, in base a scroll inscribed "DOCTRINA" (knowledge) and "FIDENTIA" (confidence), surmounted by a diminished torteau charged with a fleur- de-lis of the second garnished and lettered of the first.

Symbolism
Red and gold are the school colors. The Trojan alludes to the school's mascot. The fleur-de-lis represents the French heritage of the area, while the musket denotes the military nature of the cadets' missions. The red wavy bend symbolizes the Mississippi River which runs through Baton Rouge (red stick), the location of the school. The torch represents the knowledge gained through education that will light the way in life for the cadets. The Latin words ?Doctrina' and ?Fidentia' (Knowledge and Confidence) respectively convey the objectives of the JROTC Program.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia authorized 28 June 1996 was cancelled. The new shoulder loop insignia was approved 27 February 2007.





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