The Army Wives Seal
The eagle at the top of the circle represents the Army Wife, who in protecting her nest, also protects the flag and the future it represents. Alert and poised, she is ready to defend either when the need arises.
As the ultimate goal of her husband's profession is peace, so it is hers. The olive branch held by the eagle represents this peace; her hope for an end to wars for her husband and her children.
The lyre, symbol of harmony, gentility and romance, surrounds the four phhases of her life that she holds dear.
| ||The cradle represents her children, her Mother - her own Motherhood. |
| ||The sheaf of wheat represents the staples and stability she provides for her family - her duty.|
| ||The grapes represent the social life, the wine, fun, sense of humor - her lighter side. |
| ||The open book represents her individuality and personal self-fulfillment thru knowledge and wisdom. The person she is and becomes - her personal self.|
The double circle enclosing all is her wedding band, symbol of eternity and never ending love. This circle is broken only by the eagle, here a symbol of her duty to country. For the Army Wife, the break in the circle represents the many separations and the possible ultimate sacrifice.
Ida True Terry - 1976
If you would like more information on merchandise containing the Army Wife Seal.
The Army Wife Seal cannot be used or reproduced without permission from the Army Officers' Wives' Club of the Greater Washington Area ( AOWCGWA ).
(This info came from the Army Institute of Heraldy):
The Army Wives Seal was designed by Mrs Ida True Terry in 1976. She signed an agreement with the Army Officers Wives Club of the greater Washington Area on 4 Aug 1976 for them to register it with the US Patent and Trademark Commission.
The address listed on the agreement is: Ida True Terry Route 1 Harrisonville, Missouri (no zip)