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The title, "The Eagle Flies Free" was derived as follows: The Eagle is our emblem and Freedom is what America represents, thanks to the sacrifices of our men & women in uniform.

These copies were lithographed off of our original, which was drawn over a 41/2-month period. From the Mayflower flying the English Flag in the upper right corner, into the future of the Space Program with the X-33.(this is the proposed experimental Space shuttle)

Geographically it was designed as best as possible like a map of the United States-North to South and East to West. In the upper left of the print you will see Seattle and the Space Needle. Going south you will see San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge. Continuing down you will see Hollywood represented with John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe. Below them, San Diego is represented with the ship, the Star of India and the Hotel Del Coronado. As you look northeast you will see Texas represented with the Alamo. You will also see St Louis and the Arch, “The gateway to the West”. If you look southeast you will see Florida and the Kennedy Space Center with the Shuttle on the launch pad. As you go north, you will see New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol, Washington Monument and the White House.

There are over 150 People, Places, Symbols and events depicted in the picture.

Of special interest is the map of the United States in the upper left. YOU CAN ACTUALLY READ THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. It was done while working underneath a jeweler’s magnifying glass. To our knowledge, no one has ever done it this size before!

You can also read the preamble to the Constitution, the inscription on the “Golden Spike” that joined the Central Pacific & Union Pacific railroads in Promontory, Utah(1869). If you look next to the Space shuttle, you will see all the names of the Astronauts who lost their lives on the Challenger(1986)

As a Tribute to the Military , we have Bob Hope representing all branches of Service. Uncle Sam from WW l, Paton & Halsey from WW ll., The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Vietnam Memorial and Wall, Schwarzkopf, Bush & Powell from Desert Storm. Can you find more???

Les Hamlin, Del Riley and Gary Fussner intended this picture to be “unique” conversation piece hanging in your Living Room, Office or Den as a tribute to “All” Americans, especially our Military.

Parents & Teachers also see it as educational tool and a gift. Military personnel see it as an Award, Retirement or going away gift —especially with an engraving. The back of the framed picture is like a giant "Greeting" card............everybody can sign it!





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If you enjoy this print “The Eagle Flies Free” , please go to our web page and look at other patriotic prints, including “The Eagle Flies Free 2”…a history of the Wars


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Les Hamlin (928) 848-4004