*************THE MIGHTY DOLLAR


The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for two reasons: First, he is not afraid of a storm; he is strong, and he is smart enough to soar above it. Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just broken from the King of England. We were coming together as one nation. In the Eagle’s beak you will read, ‘ E PLURIBUS UNUM ‘ meaning, ‘one from many.’

Above the Eagle, you have thirteen stars, representing the thirteen original colonies, and any clouds of misunderstanding rolling away. Again, we were coming together as one.

Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. He holds an olive branch and arrows. This country wants peace, but we will never be afraid to fight to preserve peace. The Eagle always wants to face the olive branch, but in time of war, his gaze turns toward the arrows.

They say that the number 13 is an unlucky number.
This is almost a worldwide belief. You will hardly ever see a room numbered 13, or any hotels or motels with a 13th floor. But think about this:

13 original colonies,
13 signers of the Declaration of Independence,
13 stripes on our flag,
13 steps on the Pyramid,
13 letters in, ‘Annuit Coeptis,’
13 letters in ‘E PluribusUnum,’
13 stars above the Eagle,
13 bars on that shield,
13 leaves on the olive branch,
13 fruits,
13 arrows.

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