United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada

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UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Arms of United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada

Official blazon

Arms : Azure the Royal Crown surrounded by thirteen swords points outward and in base a tomahawk head downwards blade to the sinister all proper
Crest : Issuant from a wreath of fir boughs fructed and maple boughs entwined, two arms embowed proper the dexter vested as an American colonist of 1775 Azure garnished Or and the sinister as a Mohawk Indian wearing a Bracelet of Honour both supporting a staff flying therefrom a banner of the Union as established in 1707 all proper
Motto : DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 15, 2004.

The Royal Crown indicates the loyalty to the Crown of the United Empire Loyalists during and after the American Revolutionary War. The swords represent the Americans of the Thirteen Colonies who took up arms out of loyalty. The tomahawk stands for the Mohawk Loyalists who fought under the command of Chief Joseph Brant.

The wreath of fir and maple leaves recalls the Loyalists’ role in the foundation of New Brunswick and Upper Canada. The arms hold up a Union Flag of 1707; the arm on the left represents a colonist of 1775, while the arm on the right represents a Mohawk wearing a bracelet of honour.

The motto means “The love of country leads me” and encapsulates the Association’s spirit of loyalty.


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