Skip to comments.June 20: American Eagle Day
Posted on 04/28/2007 9:09:42 AM PDT by fgoodwin
June 20: American Eagle Day
The Bald Eagle was selected as the U.S.A.'s National Emblem by our country's Founding Fathers on June 20, 1782 at the Second Continental Congress. For over 200 years now, it has served as the pride of America's skies and the living symbol of all that we Americans stand for . . . Freedom, Courage, Strength, Spirit and Excellence.
The Bald Eagle is deeply rooted in our nation's heritage, folklore and environment, and has special meaning to many Americans. Eagle images and references are woven into the very fabric of our society, including our architecture, music, literature, art, clothing and commercial products.
Since the founding of our country, there has never been a "national day" set aside to annually recognize our country's inspirational bird and the role that it has played in our lives, past and present. Together, we can make June 20th an annual day to remember and commemorate this majestic and important American symbol.
American Eagle Day patch available to Scouts!
You should complete activities of your choice from each of the following sections (see PDF file at URL below) to learn more about the important role the American bald eagle has played in our countrys history. Then, take a step to give it a formal place on our calendar by helping establish an annually celebrated American Eagle Day both in your state and nationally. When the activities are completed, your group can choose to purchase an American Eagle Day patch to recognize the achievement of your participating group members.
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