|[AMRadio] Re: [Boatanchors] Fw: Giving Thanks|
w3slk at hughes.net
Fri Nov 23 13:53:17 EST 2007
Duane states: Benjamin Franklin did 'not' seriously propose that the Turkey
national bird instead of an Eagle. The truth is, Franklin hated the
Eagle! The Turkey was his tongue in cheek way of saying so!
I beg to differ with you on that one. The one reason old Ben proposed
the turkey over the eagle was that the turkey had all the colors of the
flag. If you look at a wild Tom turkey, you will see that their 'wattle' (or
turkey neck) is red, white and blue. Besides, the eagle was/is a scavanger
of sorts. That made the turkey a little bit more patriotic than the eagle.
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