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Posted over 6 years ago

 

Hey does anyone know the meaning being the blue badge with the overlying broken rose often displayed on the memorial pages?  I don't know the specific name of that image so I am having trouble googling it to find out.  I remember reading about it somewhere but can't remember where.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.


"Of every one hundred men, Ten shouldn't even be there, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine are real fighters...We are lucky to have them...They make the battle. Ah, but the One, One of them is a Warrior...and He will bring the others back."- Hericletus (circa 500 B.C.)

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It signifies a fallen officer.


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Thanks DFrost...I know it has to do with a fallen officer.  My question was what does each symbol stand for.  The blue badge, the broken rose, etc....  I remember reading somewhere that each thing has a specific meaning.


"Of every one hundred men, Ten shouldn't even be there, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine are real fighters...We are lucky to have them...They make the battle. Ah, but the One, One of them is a Warrior...and He will bring the others back."- Hericletus (circa 500 B.C.)

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This info is from  http://www.nleomf.com/media/mediaFAQ.htm


 


Q: What is the meaning of the Rose and Shield logo?

Unlike many other memorials, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial does not include a central statue. When you arrive at the very center of the Memorial, on a slightly convex surface, you will find the bronze medallion of a shield and a single rose, surrounded by an ivy wreath (a Christian symbol for resurrection). The rose and shield logo incorporates the strong preference that a badge should be featured as part of the Memorial.


The distinctive rose and shield logo is the logo of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and has come to represent the service and sacrifice of our nation's law enforcement officers.

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Thank you girlinbrown.  I was on that site earlier and I couldn't find it.  I give you a brownie but I ran out of milk.


"Of every one hundred men, Ten shouldn't even be there, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine are real fighters...We are lucky to have them...They make the battle. Ah, but the One, One of them is a Warrior...and He will bring the others back."- Hericletus (circa 500 B.C.)

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The symbol of the rose has an interesting history. 


In Judeo-Christian traditions, the rose originally symbolized Mary's love for her child Jesus.  There were 300 A.D. references to a rose upon a cross.  Actually it was referred to as the rose upon "the rud" or rod or staff until about 500 years ago.  


Around 1540 the symbol of the rose began to show up in songs and ballads across many cultures as a symbol for a human life sacrified for the greater good.  The rose on the cross represented a life given to a greater purpose.  British and northern European cultures connected the red of the flower to spilled blood on the battle ground strengthened the symbol to memorialize the fallen in battle, valor, or service.  


Because the red rose now symbolized devotion, romantic ballads and stories used the image of a red rose to represent a devoted heart.  In the 17th century the tradition of giving someone red roses to affirm loving (romantic) devotion draws upon this older, earlier symbol.  


The meaning refers directly to the Christian symbol of a life sacrificed for the greater good.  The sacrifice of an officer or veteran's life serves the greater good, not the common good.  The difference is important.  It means we can not be expected to measure the value of such a sacrifice.  It's beyond the fallen's loved ones and brothers to understand.  There is peace in letting go of the idea that we need an acceptable explanation for the death of a soldier, hero, or officer of the peace.  In that respect, the symbol of the rose is heroic sacrifice and faith in love, destiny, God, or something greater than everyday life.


The rose continues to represent in the context of military and justice agencies, one whose life was sacrificed for the greater good.