Thursday, January 12, 2017

Some History 4U...

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 the 
  bottom 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 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. (MDCCLXXVI)
If  you look at the right-hand circle, and 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 , and is the  
centerpiece of most heroes' monuments.    Slightly  modified, it is the seal of the President 
of the  United States , and it is always visible  
whenever he speaks, yet very few people know  
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 there is 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, '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. 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.
An (untrue)  old-fashioned belief says that the  
number 13 is an unlucky number. This is almost 
a  worldwide belief. You will almost never see 
a  room numbered 13, or any hotels or motels 
with 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 the  
13  stars in the  right-hand circle.  You will  
see that they are arranged as a Star of  David.
This  was ordered by  George Washington who, when 
he asked Haym  Solomon, a wealthy Philadelphia Jew, 
what he  would like as a personal reward for his 
services  to the Continental Army.  Solomon said he 
wanted nothing for  himself,  but he would like 
something for his people.The  Star of David was 
the result. Few people know  it was Solomon who 
saved the Army  through his financial  contributions  
...then  died a pauper. Haym Solomon gave $25 million  
to  save  the  Continental Army, money that was  
sorely  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 teachers 
do NOT  know this. [They were  not taught!]
On  America’s Freedom: Too many  veterans gave 
up too much to let the meaning  fade. 
Many  veterans came home to an America that 
did not  care. Too many  veterans never came 
home at  all. They   served,  they died  for   
you … for   me.
I  hope you will  share this page with many-so they can 
learn  about the UNITED  STATES DOLLAR BILL,  and 
what it stands for. 
America is  at a critical juncture.
Let's  do  whatever we can to save  her
while never,  ever forgetting!