posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 06:05 PM
Many people will question “what is so special about American heraldry?” well the answer to that question lies within the principles of our
With the overall rejection of European, more specifically, British, culture and customs of hierarchy, authority, and labels many of our Founders were
vehemently opposed to such ‘irrelevant’ badges such as the heraldry/coat of arms.
Forget not that President Thomas Jefferson wrote "a coat of arms may be purchased as cheap as any other coat?"
Yet that did not stop Thomas Jefferson from having his own Coat of Arms that he asked merchant friend Thomas Adams to search for while he was away in
London, England. However some Founding Fathers were in no way ashamed of wearing such a badge of honor. President John Adams for example wore his with
pride as did President George Washington.
NOTE: My avatar depicts the Coat of Arms of President George Washington and my custom title is the English version of the motto.