"American Dollar Bill"
A Lesson For Our Citizens In The United States Of America
Dollar Bills Fund Wars And Blood Pays For It

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
It Has 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
Then It Is Starched To Make It Water Resistant
It Is Pressed To Give It That Nice Crisp Look
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

Look At The Right-Hand Circle
Check It Carefully
You Will Learn That 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
It is the centerpiece of most hero's monuments

Slightly Modified
It Is The Seal Of The President Of The United States
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 It's 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
Hotels Or Motels Usually DoNot Have 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
Many Veterans Remember Coming Home To An America That Didn't Care
Too Many Veterans Never Came Home At All
Tell Everyone What Is On The Back Of The One Dollar Bill And What It Stands For
Because Nobody Else Will
It's Up To You

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