Originally posted by an3rkist
Has anyone else noticed that the Medal of Honor, the most prestigious award you can receive in the military, is an upside-down pentagram?
Its just a star. Not every star need to be part of a satanic ritual. As for it being upside down, maybe they decided that it looked stupid hanging from one point and swinging around like that.
from this site
The selected Medal of Honor design consisted of an INVERTED, 5-pointed STAR. On each of the five points was a cluster of LAUREL leaves to represent victory, mixed with a cluster of OAK to represent strength.
Notice that this means that having it inside a circle, which, as far as I understand it would be required of a pentagram, is not part of the oringal design.
Also notice from that page that there are roman goddesses and gods and fasces and all the rest. Does that make it a fascist symbol or a Roman Cult Symbol? What I am getting at is that there are other possibilities for the symbol being used.
Interestingly, this page shows a receipient wearing it both ways.
Perhaps this more detailed pic shows why it might be inverted. THe MOH started with a navy MOH, and the useof an achor might've required the star to be invereted