GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JROTC CHARLESTON, WV
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a white vertical rectangular embroidered item arched convexly at top and bottom edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border, displaying the bust of an American patriot with the head in a three-quarter view toward sinister in maroon and white. Attached above the rectangle, a maroon scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border inscribed "GWHS" in white letters. Attached below the rectangle, a maroon scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border inscribed "PATRIOTS" in white letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Burgundy and white are the school's colors. Traditionally the color burgundy represents patriotism and victory in battle; black is representative of constancy, determination, and dignity and white represents truth, discretion, and maturity. The patriot is the school's mascot and the school's name is George Washington who was one of the first patriots. George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since. Washington is universally regarded as the "Father of his Country" and a leader, the cadets strive to emulate.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 7 December 2011. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-991)




Shoulder Loop 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: Sanguine, a chevron Argent between in dexter chief a lyre, in sinister chief a winged foot and in base an atom all of the last. Attached above the shield, a bust of George Washington with the head in a three-quarter view toward sinister in silver wearing a black patriot's hat facing toward sinister. Attached below the shield, a maroon scroll inscribed "PATRIOT PRIDE" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Burgundy and white are the school's colors. Traditionally the color burgundy represents patriotism and victory in battle; black is representative of constancy, determination, and dignity and white represents truth, discretion, and maturity. The patriot is the school's mascot and the school's name is George Washington who was one of the first patriots. George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since. Washington is universally regarded as the "Father of his Country" and a leader, the cadets strive to emulate. The lyre is symbolic of music, drama, and art. The winged foot pertains to athletics and sportsmanship. The atom alludes to the sciences and the nucleus of education.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized on 7 December 2011.





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