Re: Eagle Palms
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Sun, 24 Mar 1996 20:11:59 -0500
Mark Arend asked:
>Why is the middle palm gold and the highest one silver instead of the other
This harkens back to the military tradition, I am told, where silver
insigniae indicate higher ranks than gold. Excepting general's stars, I
believe this is still true today.
The reason for this choice of metals (I was told -- so do not know if it is
*really* true) is that silver was "deeper" in the earth than gold.
Well.... at least the last makes a good story!
Unit Commissioner, Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo... (SR-92, working ticket)
...but I will always be an Eagle (1981)
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