America, The Land of Stars and Stripes
The State Seal
The Great Seal was so important that its creation began on day one, July 4, 1776, when the men who gave us our freedom also set their best minds — Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson — to the task of creating a national symbol.
Finalized six years later, the two sides of the Great Seal were carefully chosen to represent this nation to the world and to the future. Although we see it daily on the one-dollar bill, most of us know very little about our national symbol — and what we do know is often wrong. Not a Masonic symbol, this is an American symbol that belongs to us all.
The Great Seal of the United States is a fundamental document essential to our understanding of history. It is not obscure or esoteric. It is America's mission statement — the definitive expression of the American Dream — written in the language of dreams. When given the attention it deserves, this message from the original American dreamers clarifies our history and illuminates our future.
Information and picture courtesy of www.Greatseal.com