There is a significant historical connection between Moncton and New Orleans – or more precisely, Acadie.
I was in St. Malo, France last year and our Innkeeper told us that after WW2, the city rebuilt itself using the same stones and to the exact layout of the city before the bombs started falling.
The reconstruction of Europe and Japan after the war led to a significant economic expansion.
So, there’s hope for New Orleans.
The New Orleans motto is Laissez les bon temps rouler or Let the good times roll. I would propose that given the massive devastation in New Orleans that they should adopt Moncton’s motto – Resurgo – meaning ‘rise again’.
Resurgo, New Orleans.