The NOCVA logo is composed of three graphic elements: latte stones, an American Bald Eagle, and the US Capitol in front of the flag of the United States. The combination of these elements illustrates the spirit of NOCVA’s mission and vision to create a dynamic and effective advocacy organization for Chamorro veterans and the Chamorro people.
Latte stones are the stone pillars of ancient Chamorro houses and are found nowhere else in the world except Guam and the Mariana Islands. The image of the latte stone is a unique symbol of Chamorro identity for the people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Rota, and Tinian).
The American Bald Eagle, the national bird of the US, is a powerful symbol of American freedom and military strength. The image of the eagle is often used by the military to represent honor and is a beloved symbol of patriotism for veterans.
The US Capitol building is where the US Senate and the House of Representatives meet to govern the nation. The image of the distinctive US Capitol dome with the flag of the United States is a reminder of America’s principles of representative government and an iconic symbol of modern democracy throughout the world.