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A Short Christmas Interview with Jerry
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"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, and ask where the good way is, and walk in it. You will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

“Our Almost National Bird”

baldeagle_02turkeyBy Jerry Stewart -  Our national bird, the bald eagle, is a grand and powerful symbol of our America. But did you know that the bald eagle was almost not our national bird? 


    In 1776 when the Continental Congress appointed a committee to choose a symbol for our new America, Benjamin Franklin didn’t even want to consider the bald eagle. He said it was a vicious predator, and he voted “no”.

    Instead he chose, get this, the turkey. He believed that the turkey should be our national bird because it had played such a big part in saving our first colonists from starving to death. But, despite Franklin’s disapproval, the bald eagle was chosen.

    Now, let’s see, America’s national bird – the turkey? Naaa! I Don't think so. What do you think?