OVERTON HIGH SCHOOL JROTC, MEMPHIS, TN
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gray disc bearing a blue way vertical center stripe surmounted by a torch and bugle forming a saltire overall a sword with point up in the vertical center, all yellow. Around the disc a red band inscribed "OVERTON" at top and "HIGH SCHOOL" in base in white letters; the overall diameter is 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm).

Symbolism
Gray and blue are the colors of Overton High School. The wavy blue center stripe refers to the Mississippi River. The torch, bugle and sword represent academic and military training. The color yellow, symbolic of gold, commemorates the goals of excellence in achievement in both categories. The sword alludes to leadership.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 11 October 1968.




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, bordure Sable, a steamboat ensigned in dexter by an oak leaf palewise and in sinister a gear wheel, in base fesswise a cotton boll of the second. Attached below the device, a Black scroll inscribed "MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS" in base metal letters.

Symbolism
Black and gold are the County colors. The steamboat symbolizes transportation, trade and commerce that have long been strong in Memphis and along the Mississippi River. The cotton boll represents the strong ties to cotton trading and its production in the surrounding Mississippi River Delta. The oak leaf historically denotes the vast timber land originally found in the region. The gear wheel depicts progress.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 17 June 2008.





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