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Submitted by gpinet on Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:37
Armoirie de l'Association des Léger / Légère d'Acadie

The above coat of arms was granted to the Association of Léger / Légère d'Acadie on August 15, 1996. The coat of arms is described as "Argent within an orle of eleven roses Gules barbed and seeded Or an ancient military drum Azure cords Argent braces Or charged with a mullet also Or; And for a Motto: LEGI PATRUM FIDELIS".

Following the reunion '94 (Congrès Mondial Acadien 1994), it was decided to take the steps to create official arms to honor the ancestors of all Acadian Léger / Légère, Jacques Léger dit Larosette. At the time of the grant of these arms, Léo Paul Léger was the president of the Association and Gilles Pinet was the secretary. Several elements of this coat of arms honor the ancestor Jacques Léger dit Larosette.

First of all, the colors chosen are the official colors of Acadia: blue, white and red. Since Jacques was a drum soldier, the military drum was chosen to represent him. Eleven roses were added to represent the fact that Jacques and Madeleine Trahan (his wife) had eleven children and that the nickname of Jacques was "Larosette" (small rose). The military drum was decorated with a star, undisputed symbol of Acadia. The motto means "Faithful to the forefathers".