Dedication Ceremony - November 20, 2004
Acadian Memorial

The CORMIER shield consists of three ornaments. The first is a fesse ("fasce") or a wide horizontal stripe in the middle, representing a military girdle of honor worn in ancient times. Secondly, a pelican feeding its young with its own blood rests on this band. The pelican dates back to the middle ages and is a symbol both of devotion and of the resurrection. Thirdly, is a heart at the bottom of the shield, in the "point" which represents sacrifice.


Michelle & Byron Cormier remembering their father and grandfather (Cal & Felicien Cormier).