"To Dare" She who will not risk, cannot win. The Wing Enamel Shield is inscribed with the latin phrase, "Ad Audendum" which means "To Dare." Wings are powerful symbols - of flight, of freedom, of the divine and of victory. Angels were first depicted with wings in the 4 th Century. The height of angelic art occurred in the Renaissance. Whether religious or secular, wings represent command of your environment, freedom, and the elevation of the human spirit.