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Cayey (Puerto Rico)

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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 2 September 2001

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Cayey - The flag derives its design and colors from the Coat of Arms, which is in the center of the flag and has four triangles pointing to it, two of them white, and the other two red.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 April 2001

The official flag has a solid black ring encircling the Coat of Arms, not a dotted ring as presentedin the LexJuris image.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 2 September 2001

Coat of Arms

image by Nelson Román, 12 July 2004

Coat of Arms of the city of Cayey. Cayey is known as "Ciudad de las Brumas" (City of the Hazes). It is also known as   "Ciudad del Torito" and  The "Coqui Dorado" City.
Juan Colón De Jesús, 9 June 2001

The Coat of Arms has a three tip mountain, a red bull, and a waving blue stripe representing the abundant water in the zone and also in reverence to the primitive Matron of the town of Cayey. The shield is topped with the silver lamb symbol of San Juan of Puerto Rico, and a red book. The colors red and gold symbolize the Spanish tradition and it's founder. The green color represents the landscapes and Cayey mountains. The black color indicates antiquity, solemnity and seriousness. The shield is a creation by Dr. J.J. Santa Pinter, associated professor of the Colegio Universitario de Cayey.
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Nelson Román, 12 July 2004

University of Puerto Rico in Cayey

image by Juan Colón De Jesús, 27 january 2006

image by Juan Colón De Jesús, 27 january 2006

Emblems of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, Puerto Rico from <>:
The shield - "cut Shield, in blue, on the whole a porch of four launching slips mounted of a window, or; in base, argent, bull of gules, in mountain end of three hills, vert." The blue color of the superior part of the shield invokes the name of Cayey, that means according to the most authorized opinion of the experts "water place". It also means the always blue of Cayey, being this one predominant color, thus grants own personality to the represented being. The golden porch reproduces the relief characteristic of the entrances of the main buildings of the Institution, where the gold means the imperecedero value of received education and the made academic excellence. The opened wings of the door mean that the School is open to all those that they want to benefit with oportunidaddes academic that offers. The window makes reference to the clear vision that the estudiantado one receives from the knowledge acquired by the professors with sights, also, to the future. The four degrees indicate the academic program of four years conducive to the bachelor title. The silver-plated field (or target) of the inferior part of the shield indicates the honesty of the efforts made by the academic community. The red bull, next to the green mountain, is taken from the shield of the town of Cayey, adopted by the Honorable Municipal Assembly by means of the Municipal ordinance number 2, Series 1971-72 of date 15 of June of 1972. The bull makes reference to the called tip the Torito, with which we honored the original tradition of the Institution that began to use the streamlined form of the bull in the used form, as well as the sport equipment that is called "the Toritos de Cayey". The three hills are in favor of the Torito, the Cat and the hill Santa indicate the location of the School in Cayey between green cayeyanas mountains due to the fluvial and aquatic wealth of the zone. We used three hills instead of three tips to distinguish the institutional shield of the town of Cayey. The positioning of the modified cayeyanos heráldicos symbols in the base indicates that the School is located in Cayey.
The seal - "all surrounded of a double circle with the inscription University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, base UPR between" 19 "and" 67 ", saber, outer circle formed by chain links." Put the shield in the described circle they constitute the seal of the School where "1967"indica date and "UPR" it means that the School is an academic dependency of the University of Puerto Rico. The black color (saber) of the letters and the date indicate seriousness and formality of the academic work made in the Institution. The outer circle surrounded by chain links talks about to the effort common of all the members of the academic community in the estates of administration, teaching staff, estudiantado, personal administrative of operation and maintenance. The shield serves to identify to the Institution, whereas the seal is used to authenticate documents sent by the School. Its designs, created by Dr J. J. Santa-Pinter, member of the Faculty and the Académie Internationale d'Héraldique, in collaboration with Mr. Santiago Snows, was adopted by the Together Schoolboy by means of its Certification Number 14, series 1974-75.  
The flag - The official flag of the School consists of three horizontal strips: red, white and green, in this order, located in the center the shield of the School. All bordered by the customary yellow flecos, its size is the prescribed one in the proportion of 3 of stop by 5 of wide. Creation of Dr J.J. Santa-Pinter, University professor and member of the "North American Vexillological Association", was adopted by the Together Schoolboy in resolution approved by the Together Schoolboy by means of its Certification 23 Number series 1978-79. The colors red, white and green are the colors that have come using from the beginning of our Mater Soul, specially in sport activities and uniforms. Such colors were also adopted to comprise of tincture of the shield and seal of the School. The red one means love to the Mother country and the studies; the target, sincerity and honesty, and the green one, the cayeyano atmosphere and the hope as symbol of faith in the future of our youth.
Juan Colón De Jesús, 27 january 2006