Glory Fledges Nest in Time for American Eagle Day!
June 19th, 2017
This morning, at around 5:54 am Glory finally made the jump and fledged the DC Eagle Cam nest! After exploring for about an hour, it rejoined its sister in the nest tree.
Glory couldn’t have chosen a more symbolic time to fledge the nest, since the country will be celebrating our majestic national bird tomorrow on American Eagle Day.
American Eagle Day was established in 1995 by the American Eagle Foundation, and was created in an effort to establish a permanent day to celebrate the Bald Eagle, it’s recovery from the brink of extinction, and its special symbolism. The Bald Eagle was placed at the center of the Great Seal of the United States on this special day in 1782. Ever since, it has served as the pride of America’s skies and the living symbol of all that America stands for.
Over 80 Governors from 49 states have proclaimed American Eagle Day over the years, and 2017 marks the 10th year that it has been been recognized by the U.S. Senate as well!
Now, thousands of viewers are wondering if Honor —Glory’s big sister—will fledge the nest soon as well.