The shield is Crimson and
Gold, representing Courage, Purity, and
Strength. The Mighty Oak represents our solid and majestic
dedication to one another. The Ship, Sails Furled represents
the Voyage we have all taken to come together as a Family.
The Beasts are Unicorns, Symbols of Truth, Honor,
and Unyielding Loyalty. There are Two, Forever Together
at Play and Comradery. Thus is the Spirit of Our Family.
- Our Motto: Esto
- May It Last Forever
Why did I choose the Unicorn as the symbol for our crest?
The Unicorn has been a symbol of Myth and Lore in almost every culture
throughout recorded time. It is even mentioned in several
verses of the Bible.
The understanding in most western cultures, including our own, is that
the Unicorn is an animal that poses certain qualities, among which
include Love, Strength, Unity, and Truth.
Even though the existence of the unicorn is questionable, its symbolism
is not. The beast, like all mythological creatures, has been
of man's hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares, and inner
Freud considered mythological beasts as representations of 'universal
and feelings'. Specifically, Jung thought that the purity of
was of greater importance. Most mythological creatures
worst traits, and are usually more evil than animals, or man.
for pleasure, and are often involved in unspeakable atrocities.
is an exception to the rule, being a symbol of strength,
purity, hope, love, and majesty.
I believe that
this ancient, yet somehow modern symbol is a true representation of our
family. Think about it, we all love each other
unconditionally, we are true to one another, and our incredible bond is
Should the World learn to
love one another as does our Family, then we could call All of Mankind
Brother. For within each and every heart would lay the true
meaning of of Love, Strength, and Loyalty. A bond that
niether strife nor anguish could ever put asunder.
Our life is Worth Living and we Don't need to see the end.
May it Last Forever!