The Coat-Of-Arms (Shield) of Lajas
shield of the coat-of-arms has a golden body with a green band
crossing it diagonally from the top left, downward to the right.
The gold color represents the wealth of the land.
Green represents the natural beauty of the valley. The
band is adorned, on each end, with a pineapple and in the center
a seashell. The
pineapple is the regional fruit (pińa cabezona) and
the seashell represents the founder of the town in the
person of Don Teodoro Jácome Pagán.
(In the science of heraldry, the seashell represents
Santiago, Jácome, Diego...).
A Cardinal’s red hat appears o its upper right side and
a red anchor with a green rope entwined around it is on its
lower left. The hat
represents the distinctive hat conferred on our Cardinal Luis
Aponte Martínez. The anchor represents the tourism gem of La
the shield is a golden
castle with three (3) towers. Each tower is comprised of two
square windows and a door with an arched top. The base of the
castle has three (3) identical doors. The castle represents the
municipal autonomy of Lajas and its windows and doors the eleven
neighborhoods (barrios) of the municipality.
the shield of the coat of arms appears a ribbon with the
inscription "Ciudad Cardenalicia" (The Cardinal’s
City). The ribbon and it’s
inscription appears in black. It represents the honor that fell
to Lajas as the home of the first Puerto Rican Cardinal
conferred with the title.
official shield was designed by Mr. Roberto Irizarry.