President John F. Kennedy wrote to the Audubon Society: The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America.
Why are bald eagles America’s bird?
The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782, a symbol of pride and strength that earned it a place on the seal of the United States.
Why the bald eagle is the symbol of strength?
Why Are Eagles Used As Symbols
The strength of the eagle represents power and authority with its strong wings, strong legs, and talons. The strong muscles in the eagle’s legs, that when contracted clamp the tendons in the lower legs and toes down, closing all the talons together in a vice like grip.
What does the eagle represent in the Bible?
In Christian art, the eagle often represents the resurrection of Christ because the sight of an eagle rising in flight is a powerful one.