The Huguenot Society of North Carolina
Huguenot Pledge, Insignia, & Colors
Huguenot Pledge to the Flag of the United States
Flag of the United States, we salute thee.
In thy red, we shall ever see the blood of our
Huguenot fathers and mothers, which was
so gloriously shed for thee.
In thy white, we shall ever see blended the
choicest lilies of France, fragrant with purity
and devotion to God.
And thy blue shall speak of the unswerving
character and purpose of the Huguenot.
In the name of our fathers’ God and our God,
we pledge anew our allegiance to thee.
May God keep us steadfast as he kept them
steadfast and in joy or in sorrow may we know,
as they knew, that underneath are
the Everlasting Arms.
Cross of Languedoc Insignia
The insignia shall be the Languedoc version of the Huguenot Cross discovered by the Reverend Andrew Maihlet in the Province of Languedoc.
The cross consists of an open four-pedaled lily of France, and the petals thereby form a Maltese Cross. The four petals signify the four Gospels. Each arm or petal at the periphery has two rounded points. These points are regarded as signifying the Eight Beatitudes The four petals are joined together by four fleurs-de-lis, each of which bears a rounded point distally. The twelve rounded points described in the four petals and the four fleurs-de-lis signify the Twelve Apostles. There is formed between each fleur-de-lis and the arms of the two petals with which it is joined an open space taking the shape of a heart. Suspended from the lower central petal by a ring of gold is a pendant dove signifying the Church under the Cross. In times of persecution, a teardrop supplanted the dove.
The insignia shall be worn by members on all occasions when they assemble as such for stated purposes or celebrations and may be worn on any occasion of ceremony.
The colors shall be White, Gold, and French Blue.