People have always admired the eagle. The ancient Sumerians, the Romans, and Napoleon all borrowed the awe-inspiring bird as a symbol of their own greatness. So it is not difficult to see why, some 230 years ago, the bald eagle was adopted as an official emblem of the United States. It was a natural choice for a proud, young nation about to spread its own wings of freedom and make its mark on the world.
Their fierce beauty, combined with their rise from near extinction, has also inspired countless artists to capture the bald eagle’s symbolism in paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Read about some of our local eagle artists in the Montgomery Advertiser.