"The Indians tribes of old America believed that all aspects of nature from the plains, rivers, mountains, buffalo and sky were there to feed, clothe and provide them with natural materials, warmth, shelter and purpose. They respected all aspects of the natural world around them and they loved the country of their birth.
Today, many patriots of America raise their national flag outside their homes each dawn and lower them at dusk. They feel more secure knowing that the American Bald Eagle and bird of freedom flies above them daily; much as the Indians of old who occupied the plains in their tepees once felt in days gone by. All felt that the eagle of the skies protected their spirits.
I have just spent half a day up at the Dewsbury General Hospital accompanied by my sisters Mary and Eileen. We were visiting my brother -in-law Richard ( Mary's partner) who is very poorly and is sedated in his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit. Richard has always loved birds and in this time of his recovery I pray that the eagle above us all protects him also and restores him to full health." William Forde: February 15th, 2014.