Antigua and Barbuda Flags
Antigua and Barbuda Flag:
The flag of Antigua and Barbuda was officially adopted on February 27, 1967.
The sun represents the dawning of a new era, the red indicates the energy of the people, blue is hope and the black represents its African ancestry. The V shape is said to symbolize victory and the overall combination of yellow, blue and white represents the sun, sand and sea of this Caribbean island nation.
Larger Antigua and Barbuda flag
Standard of the Governor of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda Coat of Arms:
At the top of the Coat of Arms is a pineapple, a fruit for which the islands are famous. Supporting the shield are a pair of deer.
The design on the shield shows the sun, rising from a blue and white sea. The sun represents a new beginning, the black background represents the African origins of many of the nation's citizens. At the bottom of the shield, in front of the sea, sits a sugar mill.
At the bottom is a scroll containing the national motto: "Each endeavouring, all achieving".
- Anthem Title: Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
- Composer: Walter Garnet Picart Chambers
- Lyricist: Novelle Hamilton Richards
- Year of Completion: 1967
- Date of Adoption: 1981
The national anthem of Antigua and Barbuda is FairAntigua, We Salute Thee. The one responsible for composing the music was Walter Garnet Picart Chambers and lyrics by Novelle Hamilton Richards. It was officially adopted upon Antigua and Barbados' independence in 1981. Being a part of the British Commonwealth, God Save the Queen also serves as the royal anthem.
Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Fair Antigua and Barbuda
We thy sons and daughters stand
Strong and firm in peace or danger,
To safeguard our native land:
We commit ourselves to building
A true nation, brave and free!
Ever striving, ever seeking
Dwell in love and unity.
Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!
Answer now to duty call:
To the service of your country,
Sparing nothing giving all!
Gird your loins and join the battle
Gainst fear hate and poverty:
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free!
God of nations, let thy blessing
Fall upon this land ours
Rain and sunshine ever sending
Fill her fields with crops and flowers:
We, her children do implore thee:
Give us strength, faith, loyalty:
Never failing, all enduring
To defend her liberty.