The sudden appearance was so startling,
she hit the brakes.
Was she seeing things?
That really was the symbol of freedom taking flight.
Once it’d been quite…
In today’s world…
As the Bald Eagle soared
she was glad Benjamin Franklin had lost his battle.
She couldn’t imagine feeling patriotic about
True story. We live near a large lake system and our temperate climate makes it a good spot for Bald Eagles to nest. Although I’ve seen them on the lake, and occasionally flying overhead where I live in the country, the sight isn’t an everyday occurrence. Plus, they’re a lot bigger than they look on television. And every time I see one, the little kid in me jumps up and down thinking, “Would you look at that?!”
For those unfamiliar with U.S. history, when America was deciding on a national symbol, Benjamin Franklin’s suggestion was the Wild Turkey, because it was so plentiful. His suggestion lost by one vote.