Last modified: 2005-11-26 by phil nelson
Keywords: association des morin d'amérique inc | quebec | fleur-de-lys: 8 | corn cobs | cross: gold |
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The family association sells table flags with coat of arms. The arms are described on the family website: "Azure background for the gold cross confined, to the one and four, four lily flowers applied with silver two and two; to the two and three, of two corn cobs of eight grains each, their stems joined surrounded by leaves, the whole made of gold, and as for their motto: Decide and accomplish. The coats of arms of the Association des Morin d'Amérique have been the first to be granted to a family association in the Province of Quebec by the Canadian Heraldic Authority at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, May the 18th, 1994; as entered in Volume II, page 325, in the public register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada. GOLD denotes Generosity, Courage and Perseverance. BLUE-GRAY symbolizes political science and therefore, the outstanding contribution of MORIN to the municipal, provincial and federal politics. KERNELS OF WHEAT symbolizes agriculture and remembers that most of our ancestors were land clearers and farmers. It symbolizes also the founding couples. 16 Morin settled in New France before the Treaty of Paris. The CROSS reminds us of the first Canadian priest and the first Ville-Marie nun, born in New France, came from MORIN families. The (8) EIGHT LILIES symbolize two things. First, that our Ancestors were coming mostly from France; and second that eight of these families still have progenity in America. DECIDE AND ACHIEVE (décide et accomplis) is an invitation to Reflection, Perfection and Achievement."
Luc Baronian, 18 May 2005