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    Lake George, NY it's not called "Queen of American Lakes" for nothin'!

    Thumbs up Something ALL true AMERICANS should read and understand!

    The Dollar Bill

    Take out a one dollar bill, and look at it. The one dollar bill you're looking at first came off the presses in 1957 in its present design.
    This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and linen blend, with red and blue minute silk fibers running through it. It is actually material. We've all washed it without it falling apart. A special blend of ink is used, the contents we will never know. It is overprinted with symbols and then it is starched to make it water resistant and pressed to give it that nice crisp look.

    If you look on the front of the bill, you will see the United States Treasury Seal. On the top you will see the scales for a balanced budget. In the center you have a carpenter's square, a tool used for an even cut. Underneath is the Key to the United States Treasury. That's all pretty easy to figure out, but
    what is on the back of that dollar bill is something we should all know.

    If you turn the bill over, you will see two circles. Both circles, together, comprise the Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group
    of men come up with a Seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved.

    If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a Pyramid. Notice the face
    is lighted, and the western side is dark. This country was just beginning.
    We had not begun to explore the West or decided what we could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is un-capped, again signifying that we were not even close to being finished. Inside the capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin's belief that one man couldn't do it alone, but a group of men, with the help of God, could do anything.

    "IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency. The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means, "God has favored our undertaking." The Latin below the
    pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means, "a new order has begun." At the base of the pyramid is the Roman Numeral for 1776.
    If you look at the right-hand circle, and check it carefully, you will learn that it is on every National Cemetery in the United States. It is also on the Parade of Flags Walkway at the Bushnell, Florida National Cemetery, and
    is the centerpiece of most hero's monuments. Slightly modified, it is the seal of the President of the United States, and it is always visible whenever he speaks, yet very few people know what the symbols mean.

    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. Also, notice the shield is unsupported. This country can
    now stand on its own. At the top of that shield you have a white bar signifying congress, a unifying factor. We were coming together as one nation. In the Eagle's beak you will read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM", meaning, "one nation from many people".

    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.

    SPAN>They say that the number 13 is an unlucky number. This is almost a worldwide belief. You will usually never 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 the Latin above, 13 letters in "E Pluribus Unum", 13 stars above the Eagle, 13 bars on that shield, 13 leaves on the olive branch, 13 fruits, and if you look closely, 13 arrows. And, for minorities: the 13th Amendment.

    I always ask people, "Why don't you know this?" Your children don't know this, and their history teachers don't know this. Too many veterans have given up too much to ever let the meaning fade. Many veterans remember coming home to an America that didn't care. Too many veterans never came home at all.

    Share this page with everyone , so they can learn what is on the back of the UNITED STATES ONE DOLLAR BILL, and what it stands for... Otherwise, they will probably never know...

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    Nice Shane. You missed one....13 inches of travel on an Arctic Cat. How lucky is that. Believe it or not I knew most of those but not all. Thanks for sharing that.

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    We had just broken from the King of England
    Well actually just broken from Britain which was and had been a democracy for a couple hundred years at the time the King was a figure head.

    The USA did not break away because of monarch rule they broke away because as a colony even tho they were British Citizens they did not have members in that democratic parliment, basically exactly the same situation as Puerto Rico today which has no representation in Congress or the Senate even tho the people there are supposedly US citizens.

    BTW there are 13 groups of 13 on the bill, 13 pyrimid steps, 13 leaveaves .. makeing a paradox as the 13 groups of 13 makes another instance of 13, but then that makes 14 and you no longer have 13 but then if you have 14 you no longer have 13 thirteens so then you have 13 again but if you have 13 then ......

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    Good job Shane! I'm feeling even more proud now.

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    Thank you, very interesting.
    Something all "Americans" should be proud of.

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    The all seeing eye is also a symbol of Masonry, which I believe that many of the founding fathers were members of.

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