$$ The American Dollar Bill $$
Subject: A lesson for our citizens in the
United States of America as our country gets ready to select two
individuals; one that will become our next President. Source: Anonymous E-Mail.
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.
First, the Front of the bill:
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 the balance - a
balanced budget. In the center you have a carpenter's T-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 uncapped, 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 this Great Seal 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
Slightly modified, it is the seal of the President of the
United States and it is always visible whenever he
speaks, yet no one knows 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.
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 plumes
of feathers on each span of the Eagle's wing, 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. Why don't we 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. Tell everyone what is on the back of the one dollar bill and what it
stands for, because nobody else will.
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Disclaimer: This is not an attempt to counterfeit American Currency, it is shown to clearly illustrate the points made in the article.