Arms: Per Bend Or and Argent on a Bend Gules three Eagles displayed upright quarterly Or and Sable.
Crest: On a torse Or and Gukes rising from an Eastern Crown Or a double-headed Eagle displayed wings in lure Argent armed Or langued Gules.
Motto: Lucem Amat Virtus (Virtue loves light)
The Or and Argent are reminiscent of the Vatican's CoA and serve to show that my family has Roman Catholic roots. The Gules is to show military service, which I am the third generation of my family to have served in the military. The Eagles represent that my family dates back to the Roman empire - their colors are to show loyalty to Church and Country during extreme grief - three to show that I am a third generation Italian-American.
The Eastern crown on the crest is to show that one part of my family came from southern Italy, which had ties to the Byzantine Empire, while the double-headed Eagle is to show that my family has gone East in that we converted to the Orthodox faith - so a meshing of East and West.