posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Vegemite
Im all for showing support but why a fleur d'lis?
It's one of those New Orleans things. I think it's a token of the Duke of Orleans, in whose honor the town was named in the early 1700's when the
area was a territory claimed by France, if I'm not mistaken.
Here's the GIF of a silver fleur-de-lis that I've been using for my avatars.
There are a few different colors being used, but different colors seem fitting in light of what we honor, which was a city known for its vibrant
colors and jubilance.
My heart is with everyone on the Gulf Coast who got hit. Mississippi took it bad as well.
But New Orleans. Well, New Orleans has been wiped out, and that's hard not to want to say something about.
"The fleur-de-lis is a popular symbol of New Orleans, used in much New Orleans art and architecture. A black fleur-de-lis is also the logo of the
New Orleans Saints football team."