National Arms of Gabon
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THE NATIONAL ARMS OF GABON
The arms were adopted on July 15, 1963.
The bezants (golden discs) in chief of the shield symbolize the mineral wealth of the country. The ship at the lower part represents Gabon moving towards a brighter future.
The crest is an okoumé tree, which symbolizes the timber trade. The supporters are panthers which symbolize the vigilance and courage of the nation.
There are two mottoes, below the shield in French 'UNION, TRAVAIL, JUSTICE' ('Union, Work, Justice'), the second beneath the branches of the okoumé tree in Latin 'UNITI PROGREDIEMUR' ('We shall go forward united').
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