The Statue of Liberty illuminates the date July 4 1776 upon the keystone of human history for all the world to see and understand : The birth of a Nation Under God symbolized in America's Great Seal.
Serve for a Stronger America
Most Americans want to provide for the children healthy families, communities and nation in which to grow and thrive. However, many American citizens find the deceit, incivility and functional paralysis of contemporary America disturbing; an invitation to ruin. America’s political problems require a new vision … or maybe a new look at an old vision... America’s founding vision. It’s worth pursuing for the sake of the children.
For those who understand the history and meaning of the Great Seal realize that it is an emblem of citizenship and a valid vision for the future. The most common act of citizenship today is the daily reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance by millions of American schoolchildren. Some object to forcing children to pledge to something they do not understand.
Their eyes are upon the stars and stripes when reciting the pledge, but the words they are saying are directly taken from and describe the Great Seal. It would be ideal for them to have an image of the Great Seal in front of them or at least in their minds eye; so they can more fully understand what they are saying.
“Symbolically, the Great Seal reflects the beliefs and values the Founding Fathers attached to the new nation and wish to pass on to their descendants.” US State Dept. July 2003
Can you imagine the depth and power of a patriotic essay written by a knowledgeable grade school student being prompted by the image of the Great Seal on the back of the dollar bill; students who understood the beliefs and values America’s Founding Fathers symbolized for them in the nation’s Great Seal?
You can make it happen! Simply participate in one or more of the programs offered that promote the meaning and utility of our national emblem: The Great Seal of the United States. Click here for a brief description of the programs.