Our Insignia: The insignia of the Society is a single star resting upon an anchor encircled with a narrow gold band – the Star of Hope upon the Anchor of Faith within the Circle of Friendship. The insignia is suspended from the blue and gray ribbon one and one-half inches wide. The blue represents the color worn by the Navy during the War of 1812 and the gray represents the color worn by the Army. Previous to this war army goods had been brought from England. When the war prevented the importation of such goods, they had to be manufactured in America. Some error in the dyeing process produced the bluish gray of our colors, the same gray which in now worn by the cadets at West Point.