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Territory : Puerto Rico
The main colours of the shield - blue, red and silver - refer to the fundamental aspects of the life of two eminent caborrojeños; Don Nicolás Ramírez de Arellano and Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances. These three colours are latent as much in the coat of arms of the Ramírez de Arellano lineage as in the symbols of the ideals of Betances. They constituted in the second instance, the chromatic representation of the principles of freedom, applied by Betances to all human beings.
The point or red triangle symbolizes the "cabo bermejo" in Los Morillos. The blue and white, with the anchors, represent the sea that bathes our coasts. The flaming sword is an attribute to the Archangel St. Michael, patron of the town.
Finally, the crown, which heightens and distinguishes the shield, stands for the status of municipality.
Literature : Information and image from Nelson L. Román
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