Freedom Flyer

If you will notice as you drive around, many homes built in the 60,s and 70,s will have a symbol of the bald eagle over top of the garage or front doors.

When we moved into our home umpteen years ago, I remember it having one of those eagles soaring over the carport. I remember saying "that's gotta go". I came home from work the next day and of course, it was gone. My husband had taken it down. It needed to come down anyway because we had to paint and add some new siding. 

Have you ever wondered what the meaning behind this decoration was? I did, so I had to go on a search and find out what it means. I never really noticed them until mine was removed.
It's called a "Freedom Flyer".

This was a decorative way home owners showed their patriotism. It was also a sign of freedom from mortgage payments. If one these homes had an eagle hanging above the door, it meant their home was paid for and they were free from house payments. Interesting huh?

I think we still have our eagle put away. Not sure I would ever want it hung back on my house again but I sort of want to keep it now. Who knows, the style may come back.

Do you know anymore history behind this freedom flyer? If so, please share.

5 comments

  1. I didn't even know that much. THANKS. But I have always loved the 'icon'. I think men more than ladies liked them hanging especially over a garage or workshop.
    It is for sure it will mean more now when I see them.
    I like coming here! Have a great day!

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  2. What a great post. I had no idea about the "Freedom Flyer" or had I ever thought about it. Very very interesting! Thanks for the explanation. Blessings.

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  3. thank you for sharing this little piece of you

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  4. that's neat, never seen one of those in person

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  5. Hi Lisa. Thanks for visiting my place. I'll stop by now and then, when your titles grab my attention. I'm not much into cooking or crafts. But I see you post a picture here and there :)

    I love meeting new people over here.

    Take care, enjoy your week, and don't forget...reading is critical to keeping the synapses healthy.

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