Civil Air Patrol

Squadron Patch

This is the Rome CSD Squadron Patch

The yellow borders and blue field are both the colors frequently used by the U.S. AirForce and mimic the colors of the New York Wing patch.

The blue represents “the sky”, the area in which the Civil Air Patrol operates. The yellow is the color of gold and like gold, yellow represents something valued as the finest of its kind, similar to what is expected from the members of Civil Air Patrol.

The lighter blue halo is an indication (as a circle) of radiant light or glory to represent the purity of the volunteers’ intentions in responding to their nation’s call to service. It also represents the moral leadership and DDR associated with the CAP School program.

The American Bald Eagle is the only eagle native solely to North
America and it has been the U.S. National bird since 1782. The Bald Eagle is a symbol of freedom and strength.

As the First School Squadron in New York State, it was only fitting to have an open book as part of the patch. The “Open Book” is a symbol of knowledge and learning that takes place in schools or school-like environments (formal education) or in the world at large and the transmission of the values and accumulated knowledge of a society.

The four stars,two blue and two yellow, have duel meanings. First, they symbolize the four core values, Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence and Respect. Second, they represent the four schools from which our cadets attend: Rome Free Academy, Lyndon B. Strough Middle School, Staley Upper Elementary School and Rome Catholic School.

The shape of the patch is that of a blue Ribbon, signifying an honor or award gained for preeminence (as to the first-place winner in a competition).

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