are the same as the colours of the American flag, which
represents the armiger’s country.
The eagle has multiple meanings
to the armiger; it the national symbol of the his country,
he is an Eagle Scout, and the bird is believed to be of
noble nature with strength, bravery, and alertness as well
as being ingenious, quick-witted and judicious; the wings
displayed are a symbol of protection, all character traits
the armiger believes he possesses or aspires to.
dolphin is by some considered to be the kingfish in heraldry
and was chosen by the armiger to represent a person
“virtuous for himself, not because of his heritage; also
unity with Christ, spiritual nourishment,” and the dolphin
(kingfish) “swiftness, diligence, salvation”, The armiger
and his family are faithful Christians, but also swimmers,
ocean lovers and reside within walking distance from the
Atlantic coast. The anchors are further symbols of their
love of the sea and watercraft representing hope and
The crest of a Sea-Griffin is
simply a combination of the two charges on the shield and
was chosen to represent valor, death-defying bravery and
vigilance, all traits which the armiger believes a virtuous
man should have.
“Virtue is the Strongest Shield” is meant to summarise all
of the armorial symbolism – a belief that moral, ethical,
strong and correct behaviour and actions are the best
defence against anything.