By Gary Swanson
(Century 21 Harris & Taylor)
AMERICA'S EAGLE IS TIRED! While on an exceptional vacation in South Dakota last month, I was struck by something I had not noticed in previous visits. I see a large granite eagle resting on George Washington's right shoulder. Mentioning it to other tourists, everyone had the same surprise. It's almost like the symbol of our democracy is growing weary of all our nation's problems! Mount Rushmore is a National Shrine, and while on stage during the veteran's ceremony, I thought about that eagle above us and the tremendous spirit of patriotism in the crowd and realized; we are going through a temporary crisis, and our great nation will pull through and our eagle will again rise in pride!