Regimental Distinctive Unit Insignia

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BACKGROUND SHIELD
Originally called the Second Dragoons, the Regiment wore an eight-pointed guilded star as a cap ornament. Representing the very earliest of the history of the Second Armored Cavalry, the Dragoon star forms the background of the insignia….

PALMETTO LEAF
In 1836 the Second Dragoons were founded and moved to the Florida Everglades to engage the hostile Seminole Indians. The green leaf of the palmetto tree, which was common to these swamps, commemorates the first campaign of the Regiment.

FLEUR-DE-LIS
The Second Cavalry Regiment was the only American unit to participate in World War I as horse Cavalry. The fleur-de-lis is the historic emblem of France, where this action took place.

SCROLL AND MOTTO
The motto “Toujours Pret” translated from French means “Always Ready”.
It indicates the spirit and mission of the Regiment to go wherever and whenever needed.

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