Last revised: 01 June, 2007

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COAT OF ARMS: GRENADA, CARRIACOU AND PETITE MARTINIQUE

 
The official Coat of Arms of Grenada was adopted by the island nation in 1974 following independence. It shows a shield, which is divided into four parts by a golden cross. In the center of this cross is a depiction of Columbus' ship Santa Maria.
In the first and last section - upper left and lower right - there is the golden British lion on a red background, in the other sections there are golden crescent moons out of which a lily grows. Upon the shield there is a golden crown, upon which several branches of the Bougainville bushes are located. Within the garland lie seven red roses, which stand for the seven communities of Grenada.
Holding the sign are an armadillo which stands before a corn stalk; on the other side a pigeon, which stands before a banana plant. All of this is located on a grassland with a lake, on which a ribbon is located bearing the motto: "Ever conscious of God we aspire, build and advance as one people."
 
 
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