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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy">One Dollar Bill </DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy">THE UNITED STATES ONE DOLLAR BILL

Take out a one dollar bill, and look at it. The one dollar bill you're
<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"> <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">looking at first came off the presses in 1957 in its present design.</DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">
This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and linen blend, with red andblue minute silk fibers running through it. It is actually material. We've all <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">washed it without it falling apart. A special blend of ink is used, the <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">contents we will never know. It is overprinted with symbols and then it is <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">starched to make it water resistant and pressed to give it that nice crisp look.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">If you look on the front of the bill, you will see the <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">United States<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Treasury Seal. </DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">On the top you will see the scales for a balanced budget.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">In the center you have a carpenter's square, a tool used for an even cut.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Underneath is the Key to the United States Treasury.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">That's all pretty easy to figure out, but what is on the back of that dollar bill is something we should all know.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">If you turn the bill over, you will see two circles. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Both circles, together, <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">comprise the <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Great Seal of the United States .

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a Seal.<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a Pyramid.
</DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"> <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Notice theface is lighted, and the western side is dark.This country was justbeginning. We had not begun to explore the West or decided what we could do for Western Civilization.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">The Pyramid is uncapped, again signifying that we were noteven close to being finished. Inside the capstone you have the all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">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.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">"IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means,<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">"God has favored our undertaking."

The Latin below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means,
<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">"a new order has begun."

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">At the base of the pyramid is the Roman Numeral for 1776. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">(MDCCLXXVI)

If you look at the right-hand circle, and check it carefully,


<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">you willlearn that it is on every National Cemetery in the United States .

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">It is also onthe Parade of Flags Walkway at the Bushnell, Florida National Cemetery,and is the centerpiece of most hero's monuments.

Slightly modified, it is theseal of the President of the United States, <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">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:
<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">First,he is not afraid of a storm; he is strong, and he is smart enough to soarabove it. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just broken from theKing of England.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Also, notice the shield is unsupported. This countrycannow stand on its own.

At the top of that shield you have a white barsignifying congress, a unifying factor.<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">We were coming together as onenation.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">In the Eagle's beak you will read, " E PLURIBUS UNUM", meaning,"onenation from many people".

Above the Eagle, you have thirteen stars, representing the thirteen
<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">originalcolonies, and any clouds of misunderstanding rolling away. Again, we were coming together as one.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">He holds an olive branch and arrows. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">This country wants peace, but we will never be afraid to fight to preserve peace. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">The Eagle always wants to face the olive branch, but intimeof war, his gaze turns toward the arrows.

They say that the number 13 is an unlucky number.
<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">This is almosta worldwidebelief. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">You will usually never see a room numbered 13, or any hotels ormotels with a 13th floor. <SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">But think about this:

13 original colonies,
13 signers of the Declaration of Independence,
13 stripes on our flag,
13stepson the Pyramid,
13 letters in the Latin above,
13 letters in "E PluribusUnum",
13 stars above the Eagle,
13 bars on that shield,
13 leaves on theolive branch,
13 fruits,
</DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy">and if you look closely, 13 arrows.

And, forminorities: the 13th Amendment.
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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt; BACKGROUND: white 0% 50%; COLOR: rgb(0,51,0); FONT-FAMILY: Andy"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Too many veterans have given up too much to ever let the meaning fade.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Many veterans remember coming home to an America that didn't care.

<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Too many veterans never came home at all.


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