Registration number 20070623A
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Douglas Mason Childs are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below
2007 The American College Heraldry #3025
Colors: To reflect my heritage I chose to display the colors of my country, the United States of America (Red, White and Blue). These colors also reflect the countries of my family origin, namely: Ireland, England and France.
Shield: To reflect my vocation I chose crossed Axes or Halberds. These represent the arms borne by the first Non Commissioned Officers of our nation and early European armies. They represent the execution of military duty and protection of our national values. The addition of a Torch signifies the light of faith, seeking knowledge, and truth. A Torch passed through the generations of our family. This symbol recognizes the vocation of teacher, educator, and instructor common in our family.
Crest: My faith in God as a Christian compelled me to add the Greek “Chi-Rho” (Monogram of Christ) or Constantine’s “Labarum” (In Hoc Signo Vinces). I put this on the crest to identify the preeminence of our faith in all that we do and identify our religious heritage.
Motto: “Look Always to the Sky”. I chose the personal motto of my father (from his hobby of astronomy) to express the eternal optimism of his spirit. This also recognized that through faith all things are possible, and our belief in the second coming of Christ.