City of Nanticoke
15 E. Ridge Street
Motto and Coat of Arms for Nanticoke was created and
designed by retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Andrew
Winiarczyk, then redesigned by Richard Crossett of
Upon recommendation of the Nanticoke Bicentennial
Committee, the Motto and Coat of Arms was adopted
by Nanticoke City Council on May 17, 1976 as the city's
official Motto and Coat of Arms.
The arrow head on the shield symbolizes
the Nanticoke Indians. The diamond shapes represent
the surrounding mountains and anthracite coal in the
area.Above the shield is the city name, and above that
is a wreath of the state flower, Mountain Laurel, which
indicates that Nanticoke is a city in Pennsylvania.Within
the Mountain Laurel is a forearm, which symbolizes the
industry and vigor of the people of the city. The hand
is holding a banner that suggests the unity of the many
ethnic groups and nationalities of the inhabitants of
the city through the years.
The Motto is "Forward Together," which denotes the unity
and true aspirations of the citizens of Nanticoke.