June 20 - Bald Eagle = U.S.!

  Posted on June 20, 2022     

This is an update of my post published on June 20, 2011:

Benjamin Franklin wanted the U.S. symbol to be a wild turkey who, he said, was intelligent and brave yet prudent (careful). Franklin thought the bald eagle had a “bad” character, since it was known to steal fish from people.

What do you think of Franklin's idea?

Basically, a bald eagle will eat just about everything and is opportunistic—in other words, it's a perfect symbol for the U.S.!

Enough Congressmen agreed that the bald eagle was chosen as the national bird and symbol on this day in 1782.
The bald eagle appears on the U.S. seal and on some
U.S. currency.

Learn about bald eagles at National Geographic.

Defenders of Wildlife has some ideas of how to help protect bald eagles.

Check out this bald eagle coloring page and jigsaw puzzle

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