SUPPORTING THE DESIGNATION OF JUNE 20, 2014 AS AMERICAN EAGLE DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 97
(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2014)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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   SUPPORTING THE DESIGNATION OF JUNE 20, 2014 AS AMERICAN EAGLE DAY

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                           HON. DAVID P. ROE

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, June 20, 2014

  Mr. ROE of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to support the 
designation of June 20, 2014 as American Eagle Day and celebrate the 
recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the 
United States. On June 20, 1782, the eagle was designated as the 
national emblem of the U.S. by the Founding Fathers at the Second 
Continental Congress.
  The bald eagle is the central image of the Great Seal of the United 
States and is displayed in the official seal of many branches and 
departments of the Federal Government.
  The bald eagle is an inspiring symbol of the spirit of freedom and 
the democracy of the

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United States. Since the founding of the Nation, the image, meaning and 
symbolism of the eagle have played a significant role in art, music, 
history, commerce, literature, architecture and culture of the United 
States. The bald eagle's habitat only exists in North America.
  I hope my colleagues will join in celebrating June 20, 2014 as 
American Eagle Day, which marks the recovery and restoration of the 
bald eagle.

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