A bit of History
I thought this was interesting and I had never heard of Haym Solomon but after reading about him, he should have been in our history books.Please read it to the end!
Interesting and something everyone should know.
Who Was Haym Solomon?
Do your children know this? -Do their teachers? Do you?
Read this fascinating history of the $1 bill – all the way to thebottom to know about Haym Solomon. You may be in for quite a surprise!
On the rear of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles.Together, they comprise the Great Seal of the United States.The First Continental Congress requested that BenjaminFranklin and a group of men come up with a Seal. It tookthem four years to accomplish this task and anothertwo 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 toexplore the west or decided what we could do forWestern Civilization. The Pyramid is uncapped, againsignifying that we were not even close to being finished.Inside the Capstone you have the all-seeing eye, anancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin 's beliefthat 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 ORDOSECLORUM, means, 'a new order has begun.' At the base of the pyramid is the Roman numeralfor 1776. (MDCCLXXVI)
If you look at the right-hand circle, and check itcarefully, you will learn that it is on everyNational Cemetery in the United States . It is also on the Parade of Flags Walkway at theBushnell, Florida National Cemetery , and is thecenterpiece of most heroes' monuments. Slightly modified, it is the seal of the Presidentof the United States , and it is always visiblewhenever he speaks, yet very few people knowwhat the symbols mean.
The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol forvictory for two reasons: First, he is notafraid of a storm; he is strong, and he issmart 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. Thiscountry can now stand on its own.
At the top of that shield there is a white barsignifying congress, a unifying factor. Wewere coming together as one nation.
In the Eagle's beak you will read, ' E PLURIBUSUNUM' meaning, 'from many - one.'
Above the Eagle, we have the 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. Heholds an olive branch and arrows. This countrywants peace, but we will never be afraid to fightto preserve peace. The Eagle always wants toface the olive branch, but in time of war, hisgaze turns toward the arrows.
An (untrue) old-fashioned belief says that thenumber 13 is an unlucky number. This is almosta worldwide belief. You will almost never seea room numbered 13, or any hotels or motelswith a 13th floor. But think about this: America, which relies on God (not a number)to direct and lead, boldly chose: 13 original colonies,
13 signers of the Declaration of Independence ,
13 stripes on our flag,
13 steps on the pyramid,
13 letters in 'Annuit Coeptis',
13 letters in ' E Pluribus Unum,'
13 stars above the eagle,
13 bars on that shield,
13 leaves on the olive branch,
13 fruits, and if you look closely,
13 arrows. And finally, notice the arrangement of the13 stars in the right-hand circle. You willsee that they are arranged as a Star of David.This was ordered by George Washington who, whenhe asked Haym Solomon, a wealthy Philadelphia Jew,what he would like as a personal reward for hisservices to the Continental Army. Solomon said hewanted nothing for himself, but he would likesomething for his people.The Star of David wasthe result. Few people know it was Solomon whosaved the Army through his financial contributions...then died a pauper. Haym Solomon gave $25 millionto save the Continental Army, money that wassorely needed to help realize America’s –our-freedom and independence from England .Therein lies America ’s Judeo-Christian beginning.Most American children do NOT know any of this.They are not taught because their history teachersdo NOT know this. [They were not taught!]On America’s Freedom: Too many veterans gaveup too much to let the meaning fade.Many veterans came home to an America thatdid not care. Too many veterans never camehome at all. They served, they died foryou … for me.I hope you will share this page with many-so they canlearn about the UNITED STATES DOLLAR BILL, andwhat it stands for.America is at a critical juncture.Let's do whatever we can to save herwhile never, ever forgetting!