Registration number 20141217B
This certifies that the heraldic arms of Mark Anthony Henderson are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below
The 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 fleur-de-lis are a nod to the armiger's motherís 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 fatherís side. The argent symbolizes the peace and sincerity of his family. The red represents the fortitude and blood of his family.
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 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment.
The compass rose represents the armiger's love of navigation and travel. The winged lion represents his namesake of Saint Mark.
Mark Anthony Henderson