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Harold Neally Cannon


Registration number 20150131A


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Harold Neally Cannon are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Or a bear rampant Sable fangs bared armed and langued Gules brandishing a basket-hilted sword proper and on a chief Gules three Maltese crosses Argent all within a bordure counter-changed.
Crest: Upon a grassy mound a bear statant erect supporting a Lochaber axe with his forepaws and his right hind foot resting upon a boulder all proper.
Mantling: Sable doubled Or
Motto: Strong But Gentle
Always On Guard In Defense


Rationale

The armiger’s crest shows a bear in a defensive posture supporting a lochaber axe with his right hind paw resting on a rock. This represents a willingness to defend his beliefs. The torse colors represent the connection to Clan MacMillan whose chief also bears Or and Sable. The bear recalls the armiger’s scouting nick name “Big Bear”. Its offensive posture and the basket hilt claymore represent his fighting side and his Scots ancestry. The three Maltese crosses in the red chief represent the Knights of Malta. As they are considered early firefighters from the time of the Crusades, the Maltese crosses memorialize his work as a firefighter at three separate departments: Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Dept., Moores Mill Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Madison County Training Academy. The Argent tincture of the crosses represent the color of his first badge as a firefighter. The crosses also symbolize the Holy Trinity. The border represents the armiger’s belief that that even though we internally perceive ourselves one way, others may see us differently from the outside. His motto describes his personality.

Note

Janurary 7th 2012, Cronista De Armas, Junta De Castilla Y Leon
July 3rd 2012, Member International Association of Amatuer Heralds
January 8th 2013, Heraldry Society of Louisiana

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Harold Neally Cannon

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