How did the Bald Eagle become America’s national symbol?
On June 20th 1782, our fore fathers adopted the bald eagle as our American National emblem.
During this time there were some fierce arguments by other political leaders in not having the Bald Eagle represent America.
Ben Franklin believe or not wanted the Great Seal of the United States to be a turkey, because of its traditional values the Native Americans had for it.
George Washington presidency prevailed to make the Bald Eagle the official representation or nations symbol.
The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.
John Morey Photography
Nothing excites me more than supporting a friend. Yesterday, knowing how Bald Eagle Day was today, I had express to my friend John, how I wanted to share his photography on my blog.
A very supportive person, he suggested I go to his website and pick out some picture I liked to support Bald Eagle Day, which I encourage you to do the same, by checking out his website (click here ), embrace the beauty of John Morey’s Photography.
Without further ado these were the shots I picked out for Bald Eagle Day, from well-known photographer John Morey.
The American Bald Eagle Foundation
In 1782, when the eagle ascended to its position as the national symbol, around 100,000 nesting pairs lived throughout the United States in habitats ranging from Alaska to northern Mexico.
In 1940 with the passage of the Bald Eagle Protection Act, which made it a crime to take or sell the eagles, would take over 40 years in ushering the bald eagle back from the brink of extinction.
By 1963, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that only 417 nesting pairs remained, despite our government’s efforts to protect the dwindling bald eagle.
It’s a federal law to kill or injury a bald eagle; wind farms especially have killed hundreds of thousand bald eagles each year.
On April 6, 1917, while Americans declared war on Germany, the following day on April 7th, the Alaska Territorial Legislature took steps towards declaring war on the American Bald Eagle.
Alaska’s war against eagles last for 36 years, from 1917 until 1953, the trig happy citizens were convinced by a recommendation from federal official E. Lester Jones, the deputy U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries quoted, “That all Bald Eagles should be condemned because of their destructive behavior in saving the salmon, and their spawning ritual. British Columbia has bounty on these destructive birds and I think that we should too!”
During this war on Bald Eagle, the legislative action that encouraged the slaughter of these magnificent creatures was ignored by the press, both in and out of Alaska.
So if this is your first time your hearing this about Alaska, you’re not alone, but what’s truly important now, is having an open awareness of how you can help our American symbol regain a come back.
Just remember how the Bald Eagle, gave us our strength to recover from 911, symbolizing to terrorist how strength and freedom can never been taking away from us, isn’t it time to give the Bald Eagle back its freedom too?
A special foundation has been designed to help the bald eagle, for more information on this concern please (click here).
In closing, there’s so much we can learn in ourselves in regards to the Bald Eagle.
The Bald Eagle signifies a new beginning is coming soon. The positive beginning in what you give out is what you’ll receive.
The spiritual awakening in the Bald Eagle, helps brings opportunities to us, by helping us remain grounded. When souring high, its talon remind us how to grasp onto patience, while holding onto wisdom.
The Bald Eagle reminds us, that you must become much more than you have dreamed possible, which symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.
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