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Westgaard
Captain Thomas Paul Westgaard, USAF Ret. BGS, FSA (Scot)

Arms: Gules, an eagle displayed Argent and in base five mullets Or.

Crest: an eagle's head erased Argent, langued Gules.

Motto: GREAT IS THE TRUTH, IT SHALL PREVAIL

Matriculation: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 23rd June 1995. Lyon Register, volume 80, page 10.

The arms were orignially granted with a Certificacion de Armas in Spain on the 28th February 1991.

Interpreted from the chivalric point of view, the charges of the arms represent: first, the eagle displayed as a source of protection for the five mullets (stars) which represent the five original Patriarchates of the Church; i.e., those of Jerusalem, Antioch, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople.

Thus, the shield itself represents the Skjolden til kirkene, in Norwegian, or The Shield of the Churches. The Gules of the field was drawn from the arms of Kingdom of Norway and is representative of my paternal ancestors. The eagle displayed Argent, rather than Or, was used to differentiate from the royal arms.

The motto is taken from the Latin, 'Magnus Est Veritas, Et Prevalebit'

This rendition of my arms was painted in April, 1990, by artist and friend Dennis Endean Ivall. At my request, he painted the armorial with a Germanic influence, in recognition of my maternal ancestors.
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