The Knight's Crest
The Symbol of the Order:
The crest consists of a silver eight-point star, wreathed by three pairs of oak leaves, tied at the base by a white ribbon, with swords crossed above the star.
Components of the Crest:
The Silver Star is an eight-point star. The four points of the Cardinal directions represent our core values; honor, courage, loyalty, and respect. The four points of the Intercardinal directions represent our pillars; faith, honesty, creativity, and history. The silver color represents excellence.
The Three Pairs of Oak Leaves wreathing the Silver Star represent our three strengths; strength of our members, strength of our organization, and most importantly, strength of our faith. The oak leaf was chosen as it symbolizes strength and protection in classical European military traditions.
The Crossed Swords above the Silver Star symbolize that we are a chivalric order, and as such will serve as defenders of the defenseless and of the faith.
The White Ribbon that ties the heraldry together represents the purity of our purpose and our dedication to the faith.
The Functional Crest
All knights are issued a Knight's Crest upon being officially accepted into the Order. Crests are worn upon the right sleeve near to the shoulder to clearly identify membership. The crest on a field of yellow signifies that the knight holds an enlisted rank and represents courage. The crest on a field of blue signifies that the knight has been appointed as an officer and represents loyalty.
The Flag of the Order
The Flag of the Order features a Knight's Crest in the upper canton nearest the hoist and a white cross with the vertical arms appearing a third of the length from the hoist on a blue field. The blue symbolizes our loyalty to faith, country, community, and each other. The white cross represents our knightly purpose and commitment to our faith.