151ST CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit 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: Per chevron Sable and Or, in chief a polestar Argent and in base a horse's head erased of the first. Attached below the shield a Black scroll inscribed "LEAD THE WAY" in Gold.

Symbolism
Yellow (gold) is the color traditionally used by Cavalry units. The horse symbolizes the proud heritage and tradition of Cavalry. The chevron suggests forward motion, underscoring the unit's motto. The polestar, adapted from a compass rose, highlights leadership and direction while alluding to the North Star, commemorating the unit's World War II service in the Aleutians. Black and white refer to night and day and "around the clock" military capabilities.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 November 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Sable and Or, in chief a polestar Argent and in base a horse's head erased of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Arkansas Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Sable, above two sprays of apple blossoms Proper a diamond Argent charged with four mullets Azure one in upper point and three in lower within a bordure of the last bearing twenty-five mullets of the second.

Motto

LEAD THE WAY.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow (gold) is the color traditionally used by Cavalry units. The horse symbolizes the proud heritage and tradition of Cavalry. The chevron suggests forward motion, underscoring the unit's motto. The polestar, adapted from a compass rose, highlights leadership and direction while alluding to the North Star, commemorating the unit's World War II service in the Aleutians. Black and white refer to night and day and "around the clock" military capabilities.

Crest

The crest is that of the Arkansas Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 6 November 1995.





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