The shape represents my old outfit: The 2nd Battalion 4th Marines “The Magnificent Bastards"
The Scarlet (Red) and Gold are Marine Colors
The Blue represents not only the waters we have crossed and fought in but being true blue to our country
The Purple represents the Purple Heart
The Red letters represents the blood that has been shed
Yin & Yang represents the balance in life
The Umbrella represents the Lord protecting us and, to help him, the umbrella becomes a protection device
As we get older the canes represent our badge of courage NOT weakness. It gives us support and strength and becomes a formidable protection device when needed