Here's a goldtone heart with an enameled red, white and blue flag of the United States of America. It also shows praying hands with the motto...
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY. We wondered exactly what that meant so we looked it up and found various takes on this. Wiki says..."Pro aris et focis is a Latin phrase used as the motto of many families, military regiments, and some educational institutions meaning "For God and country" or literally "For altars and hearths", but is used by ancient authors to express attachment to all that was most dear and venerable."
The pin measures 1 3/8 by 1 3/8 inches. The back of the pin has a secure rollover clasp. It's signed RAFAELIAN, a maker of jewelry since the 1940s. This pin is in excellent vintage condition. Circa mid-century.
(We also found this interpretation which sounds more contemporary..."The real American meaning of GOD AND COUNTRY should be: “A nation of patriotic citizens who dedicate themselves to protecting and defending ‘America the Beautiful’ and our basic human freedoms from tyranny and oppression, as well as showing our love and respect for God by protecting and defending all Creation.”)
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Signed Vintage Pin - Heart Enamel Flag ~ For God and Country ~