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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, between lymphads Argent upon a rocky islet Proper a tower Or with openings Gules surmounted by a lion rampant of fourth. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a tripartite Silver scroll inscribed “TODO POR LA PATRIA” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry. The charges represent the history and service of the militia of Puerto Rico, particularly the defense of San Juan against the English in 1797. The castle and the rocks stand for the small isle of San Juan; the golden tower and red door represent the gold expended and the blood shed in its defense. The lion over the tower signifies that it was the offspring of the Spanish lion which defended it and the sailing boats departing towards the open sea represent the retiring enemy fleet. The motto translates to “All For The Country.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 March 1926.




Coat of Arms

Coat Of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, between lymphads Argent upon a rocky islet Proper a tower Or with openings Gules surmounted by a lion rampant of fourth.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard: On a wreath Argent and Azure, upon a closed book Gules with pages edged Or a paschal lamb couchant with staff and banner of San Juan (Gules a cross Argent) all Proper.

Motto

TODO POR LA PATRIA (All for the Country).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry. The charges represent the history and service of the militia of Puerto Rico, particularly the defense of San Juan against the English in 1797. The castle and the rocks stand for the small isle of San Juan; the golden tower and red door represent the gold expended and the blood shed in its defense. The lion over the tower signifies that it was the offspring of the Spanish lion which defended it and the sailing boats departing towards the open sea represent the retiring enemy fleet.

Crest

The shield is that of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 9 February 1923.





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