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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

City: Grosse Pointe

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Panel 11A

Brief Description of Subject: A shield inscribed within a circle. The shield background is a blue and gold sunburst, and there are three vertical red sashes displayed in the foreground of the shield’s upper half. The abstract pieces that surround the shield to form a circle are white and gold with in-painted leaf designs.

Heraldic significance:
Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. The shield in this panel represents the arms of Guy DeBryan, but the specific generation is uncertain.

Panel 11A
Panel 11A

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