Army National Guard, New York, A-1-811

Army National Guard, New York, A-1-811

Description/Blazon
On an ultramarine blue trapezoid with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall, a scarlet sword surmounted by a stylized yellow crown of seven points.
Symbolism
New York State is represented by the crown, recalling the crown on the Statue of Liberty, symbol of the city and state, which emphasizes the traditional freedoms long associated with New York. The sword represents the National Guard and denotes readiness. Blue refers to the many waterways and natural water resources of New York and is taken from the state flag. Red reflects courage; gold is for excellence.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for Headquarters, State Area Command, New York Army National Guard on 18 February 1994. It was redesignated effective 1 October 2003, for the New York Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-811)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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