Bukovina Society Emblem

The emblem used by the Bukovina Society of the Americas and other Bukovina organizations worldwide was the coat of arms of our ancestral homeland. It was awarded in 1862 by Emperor Franz Joseph I to the duchy of Buchenland (Bukovina). It depicts an Aurochs, the extinct wild ox of Europe, from which today’s cattle are probably descended. The head of the Aurochs is set on blue and red sections of the crest surrounded by three golden stars.