Coast Defenses of Honolulu, US Army

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COAST DEFENSES OF HONOLULU, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Coast Defenses of Honolulu, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The border is silver,red,blue, silver,red,blue,silver and red and alludes to the old Hawaiian Flag. The embattlement symbolises the fortifications. The middle field is gold with two red spears in saltire. In old times the crossed spears was used immediately at the door of the King's tent. The Crest symbolises teh extinct Volcano Diamond Head where Fort Ruger is situated. The Motto Kapu translates as "Keep out".

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