Henderson, Mark Anthony

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0002
  • Registration Date: 25 February 2017
  • Date Assumed: October 2014
  • Heraldic Artist: Ljubodrag Grujic
  • Armiger: Mark Anthony Henderson of Virginia, USA

* The following blazon and/or emblazonment are hereby Certified by the armiger listed, to be his/her original (or inherited/matriculated) Arms.

Category: American Armigers

Arms as interpreted by Ljubodrag Grujic
Arms as interpreted by Ljubodrag Grujic

Blazon:

Arms:  Sable three chevronels issuing from sinister braced Or, on a chief Argent a lion rampant between two fleurs-de-lis Gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors a long-eared owl close guardant grasping in its dexter talons a sword enflamed proper.

Motto:  Virtus et Victoria (Virtue and victory)

Badge:  Lying on an annulet a compass rose of eight points the cardinals being greater the North terminating in a fleur-de-lis Or surmounted by a rampant lion winged Gules.

Design Rationale:

Arms:  he chevronels are emblematic of the armiger's 22 year career as a non-commissioned officer in the US Army. The black of the shield and the gold of the chevronels symbolizes his military career in the US Army.

The two fleurs-de-lis are a nod to his mother’s maiden name of Lilly who were French Huguenots who fled to County Antrim, Northern Ireland and then to America. The lion rampant is a nod to his distant Scottish genealogical past (17th Century arrival in America) on his father’s side. The argent symbolizes the peace and sincerity of his family. The red represents the fortitude and blood of his family.

Crest:  The Owl symbolizes the wise warrior. It represents the armiger's academic achievements and his status in the airborne infantry as well as his love of aviation. The flaming sword symbolizes his first combat experience as a squad leader with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Badge:  The compass rose represents the his love of navigation and travel. The winged lion represents the his namesake of St. Mark.

Other Registration(s):

  • 17 December 2014: Registration number 20141217B, United States Heraldic Registry.

  • 13 June 2015: Registration No. 0336 (Vol.2), The Armorial Register - International Register of Arms.

  • 23 June 2017: Heraldry of the World under Mark Henderson

  • International Association of Amateur Heralds (IAAH), as Fellow

Other Interpretations of the Blazon:

Arms as interpreted by Ljubodrag Grujic

Artist: Ljubodrag Grujic

Arms as interpreted by Allen Crawford

Artist: Allen Crawford

Arms as interpreted by Sivane Saray

Artist: Sivane Saray

Arms as interpreted by Hector Rojas

Artist: Hector Rojas

Other Items & Honors

Badge: Lying on an annulet a compass rose of eight points the cardinals being greater the North terminating in a fleur-de-lis Or surmounted by a rampant lion winged Gules.

The compass rose represents the his love of navigation and travel. The winged lion represents the his namesake of St. Mark.

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