One dollar bill

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

    Gastonia N
    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,
    with red and blue minute silk fibers running through it. It is
    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 over-
    printed with symbols and then it is starched to make it water
    resistant and 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 a balanced
    budget. In the center you have a carpenter's 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 un-capped, 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. 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 hero's 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 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, or any hotels or motels with 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 bars on that shield,
    13 leaves on the olive branch,
    13 fruits, and if you look closely,
    13 arrows.

    I always ask people, "Why don't you 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.


  2. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

    Thanks Ace,
    To many veterns didnt come home and God bless the ones that did. It was a nice post and I commend you for posting it.
    I didnt know that about our own dollar bill and I cant say that I remember ever having learned any of this in school either. Though I do believe that it is a vital part of American history that our youth day be taught what the true meaning is. I'll print this and let my grlz read it.

    Thanks again :smile2:

  3. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    I thank you sir,I didn't have the slightest idea!It is a shame that schools can teach the Evolution theory or that it's ok to have sex just make sure ya do it safe in other words "Trash" but stuff that really needs to be taught like this is pushed aside.Thank you very much!:big_smile:
  4. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

    This is a very informative post, Ace. Thanks, brother.
  5. buddah

    buddah New Member

    Pennsylvania Wi
    OK, Here is a question for ya...Look on the front of the 1 doller bill up in the Right hand corner between the Olive leaves and the emblem that surrounds the "1" you'll see a little spider and it's web.
    What does that mean?
    Just curious?
  6. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

    Ash Flat,Arkansas
    this is a great post ACE
  7. Ace

    Ace New Member

    Gastonia N
    If any one has the answer Jay is looking for please reply thanks .

  8. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

    good to know this. thanks.

    CNTRYBOY New Member

    Benton, Ar
    Thanks for sharing Ace! I agree, they should teach our children more in their History classes!!
  10. MRR

    MRR New Member

    Thank you kind sir. I have learned more about our country from you than I ever did in school. I agree that this should be taught in our schools. Thank you.
  11. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

    North Texas
  12. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

    Glencoe, Arkansas
    Anyone got a extra dollar to spare. LOL. I think there is a different story to it. I'll check into it and get back.
  13. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

    Great post Ace.Thank you for sharing.
  14. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

    South Carolina
    I always enjoy your post Ace, thanks.