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Civic heraldry of the United States > Puerto Rico
The arms were granted on March 31, 1970.
The Old Church in ruins represents the historical monument where Arroyo began. The scapulary symbolizes the patron saint, Virgen del Carmen (Virgin Carmen). The guajanas flowers symbolise the sugar cane of Arroyo and the Sugar central station of Lafayette. The telegraph posts symbolizes the installation of the telegraphic line by the inventor Samuel B. Morse. The sea and the fish represent the fishermen and the fishing industry of the town. The old tower symbolizes the patriotic fights of the arroyans in the "Sierrita". The green landscape represents the vegetation of Arroyo. The banner with the municipality name Arroyo and his nick name Pueblo Grato (Pleasing Town).
Literature : Information and image from Nelson L. Román