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The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

Toronto, Ontario
Registration of Arms and Badge
July 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 388

Arms of The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

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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;


Symbolism

Arms

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.

Crest

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.

Motto

This Latin phrase meaning “The love of country leads me” encapsulates the Association’s spirit of loyalty.