May 16, 2012

Nouvelle Breaux du Monde La Famille Breaux du Monde Association A newsletter for all Breaux – Breau– Brault – Breault – Braud –Brot – Browd 2012 Email: Facebook Group: Breaux du Monde Save the date!!!!! Breaux family gathering: Day of Remembrance Saturday, July 28, 2012 Houma, LA 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Where: ACADIAN ODYSSEY MONUMENT located in the parking lot of: Terrebonne Waterlife Museum 7910 Park Avenue, Houma, LA 70364 phone 985/580-7200 Breaux du Monde Association invites you to join us for an afternoon of visiting and sharing genealogy. The meeting room has been reserved in the Terrebonne Waterlife Museum. Please join us for light snacks and coffee. There will be exhibits, a Breaux family presentation, and an opportunity to learn more about your genealogy. Other Acadian families will be invited to join us in observing this special day in our history. (More information on Day of Remembrance follows.) Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m. Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales 500 Goode Street, Houma, Louisiana  The Cathedral is a short walk or drive from the Museum.     Day of Remembrance In Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 28, 1755 British Governor John Lawrence signed the deportation order setting in motion Le Grand Derangement. “From 1755 to 1763 it is estimated by historians that 7,000 – half of the entire ethnic population of the Acadians – perished during their diaspora from disease, starvation, and neglect, as well as from violence by the British.” “In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II signed the Royal Proclamation decreeing that every July 28th the world should pause to remember the suffering of the Acadians during the Acadian exile.” By symbolically declaring an end to the Acadian exile, the Royal Proclamation stated: “...we acknowledge these historical facts and the trials and sufferings experienced by the Acadian people during the Great Upheaval.” Acadian Odyssey Monument The Acadian Odyssey Monument was first dedicated on July 28, 2005 for the 250th Anniversary of The Grand Derangement. Since that time 10 identical monuments have been dedicated in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Labrador, Quebec, France, and the United States. The tenth monument was dedicated during the Great Acadian Awakening, October 11, 2011, in Houma, LA. The impressive monument has a large base and a cross on top. There is a map showing the routes Acadian

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