211TH REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess wavy abased Azure and Argent, in base a key fesswise Vert. Attached above the shield is the crest of the Florida Army National Guard (from a wreath Argent and Azure, an alligator statant Proper). Attached below the shield a Blue scroll doubled inscribed "PARONERI" in Silver.

Symbolism
The service of the former organization, then the 211th Infantry, is indicated by the colors blue and white which represent Infantry; the blue likewise symbolizing Florida's blue skies and the white its beaches, the wavy partition line indicating water. The key alludes to Miami, the home station of the Regiment, and the Florida Keys of southern Florida; the green color representing the tropical foliage and vegetation. The key also signifies that the Infantry "opens the way." The motto translates to "Equal to the Task."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 211th Infantry Regiment on 11 February 1952. It was amended to add the crest to the insignia on 27 June 1952. The insignia was redesignated for the 211th Regiment with the description and symbolism revised on 21 May 1997.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess wavy abased Azure and Argent, in base a key fesswise bow to sinister ward to base Vert.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Florida Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, an alligator statant Proper.

Motto

PARONERI (Equal To The Task).

Symbolism

Shield

The service of the former organization, then the 211th Infantry, is indicated by the colors blue and white which represent Infantry; the blue likewise symbolizing Florida's blue skies and the white its beaches, the wavy partition line indicating water. The key alludes to Miami, the home station of the Regiment, and the Florida Keys of southern Florida; the green color representing the tropical foliage and vegetation. The key also signifies that the Infantry "opens the way."

Crest

The crest is that of the Florida Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 211th Infantry Regiment on 11 February 1952. It was redesignated for the 211th Regiment with the Blazon and symbolism revised on 21 May 1997.





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