Libertas et Iustitia…Latin for Liberty & Justice. American Soldiers have been the guarantors of these for centuries. In fact, they have been so successful at their mission that these virtues are now an American birthright. American Bald Eagles sit atop the design as the vanguard, the sentries that stand ready to defend our nation and our way of life with a ferocious vigilance. Just below their talons are olive branches and war arrows. We offer peace to the just and are prepared to visit destruction on the wicked. The sword symbolizes the valor of our American warriors, the serpent evokes memories of one of our nation’s first flags…Don’t tread on me.
Just below the sword is the Liberty Bell with two crossed M-4 Rifles in the background. The symbolism here is as potent as it is obvious…behind each person that enjoys liberty is someone willing to fight for it. In the ribbons to the left and right are the words Nattio Ingennus (Latin for Born Free) and 1776. those that wear our nation’s uniform have provided the historic assurance that every American will be just that, Born Free!