INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL JROTC THOMPSON STATION, TN
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a blue circular device edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border, the overall diameter 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm), a white eagle's head couped in profile facing sinister, eye and beak yellow garnished green, between an encircling inscription "INDEPENDENCE" above and "HIGH SCHOOL" below all in yellow letters.

Symbolism
Blue, white, gold and green are the school colors. Blue represents justice, one of the great virtues our nation was founded on and one the students strive to uphold. White represents truth and is reflected in the consistent character and actions of the students. Gold and green represent honor, a status the students know that many a military individual upheld before them, and one they defend with great vigor in their actions. The nation's bird, the eagle is the school's mascot, representing freedom and courage. The school motto is "Wings of Excellence". The school was established in 2004 with a patriotic concept. The school address is 1776 Declaration Way.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 1 April 2011. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-952)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, on a pale Azure, a torch of knowledge Or, overall a eagle's head couped and in profile facing sinister Argent, beak and eyed of the third. The shield is between two Gold laurel branches; attached below the shield, a Blue scroll inscribed "WINGS OF EXCELLENCE" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Blue, white, gold and green are the school colors. Blue represents justice, one of the great virtues our nation was founded on and one the students strive to uphold. White represents truth and is reflected in the consistent character and actions of the students. Gold and green represent honor, a status the students know that many a military individual upheld before them, and one they defend with great vigor in their actions. The torch of knowledge symbolizes the academic excellence each cadet strives to achieve. The nation's bird, the eagle is the school's mascot, representing freedom and courage. The school motto is "Wings of Excellence". The school was established in 2004 with a patriotic concept. The school address is 1776 Declaration Way.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 1 April 2011.





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