Minutemen Primary Logo
Massachusetts is known for its rich history, and the Minutemen have been a part of that history since the Revolutionary War. The Minutemen were a group of volunteer militia members who fought in the American Revolution and are remembered as heroes to this day. As such, it's no surprise that their primary logo has become an important symbol of Massachusetts' past.
The original design for the Massachusetts Minuteman Primary Logo was created by Paul Revere in 1775 during his famous midnight ride from Boston to Lexington before he warned colonial leaders about British troops advancing on them. The logo features an arm with a sword pointing upward against what appears to be clouds or smoke rising above it, representing liberty through strength and courage during times of adversity. This iconic image has been used ever since as both a reminder of our nation’s struggle for independence and also as an inspiration to fight injustice wherever we may find it today.
Since then, there have been several iterations over time but all still retain elements from Revere’s original design such as two crossed swords at either side which represent unity among soldiers while they march towards victory together; three stars above which signify each branch within America's military; along with other symbols like banners or flags signifying different regional allegiances throughout New England states like Connecticut & Rhode Island respectively. In addition, some versions include additional imagery such as eagles, cannons & muskets reflecting more specific aspects related directly back to Revolutionary War era battles between colonists & Britain.
Overall, this classic emblem serves not only to remind us where we come from but also to inspire us going forward - reminding us never to forget those who sacrificed so much so many years ago in order for future generations could live free!
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2021 - Present
A large letter “U” in red with white and black trim. A wordmark “MASS” in white with red trim on a black-formed background.
In 2021, UMass modified the 5-color Power U into 3 colors by combining the maroons into a new shade and removing the bevels and the color grey.
2012 - 2021
A large letter “U” in white with grey highlight and a red and black trim. A wordmark “MASS” in red with black trim on a white formed background.
2003 - 2011
A red, black and white minuteman above a wordmark “UMASS” in red with white trim and “MINUTEMEN” in white on a black background.
1993 - 2002
A wordmark “UMASS” in red with white trim. Two different styles of font in this wordmark.
1985 - 1992
A red letter “U” with a silver banner and a wordmark “MASSACHUSETTS” in red.