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Project 2,996

Registration number 20081024B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Project 2,996 are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Per Pale Sanguine and Argent, a Zinnia ensigned in Chief by four Mullets in Fess enarched all counterchanged.
Crest: From a torse of the colors and issuant out of flames a Bald Eagle displayed Proper.
Motto: SEMPER (Always)

Organizational information

Project 2,996 is an online initiative to get people to learn about--and remember--the victims of 9/11.

Design rationale

The Zinnia is a flower with a very personal connection to 9/11. Zoe and Dana Falkenberg were two of the youngest victims, and their surviving family has asked that people plant Zinnias (Zoe's favorite flower) as a remembrance. The four stars above the zinnia represent the four planes and four crash sites of 9/11. The coloring scheme where the shield is divided into two colors with the charges inverted is called counterchanging, and is used to represent the stark change our country and world went through.

Registered by

Dale Challener Roe


Organization, Original, US, P

Roll of Arms