The Great Seal of the State of Louisiana Plaque
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These solid mahogany wall plaques show the US States seals. Hand carved and hand painted mahogany wood plaque. A perfect as a wall plaque or podium plaque. Fantastic additions to any memorabilia collection. Great government retirement gift, government graduation gift, or government recognition awards. A recessed hook enables the plaque to hang flush against any wall. Louisiana State Seal Plaque: The official state seal of Louisiana was adopted in 1902. It features a pelican tending its three young chicks in their nest. The story is that the pelican is actually tearing some of its own flesh to feed the chicks, which apparently a pelican will do rather than allow its young to starve. This seal has changed over the years, and at one point there were a dozen chicks in the nest. Since pelicans normally do not have large numbers of chicks at one time, the present version is more realistic. It also makes you feel a bit better knowing that the pelican doesn't have to pull itself apart for more than three of the young. The Louisiana motto "Union, justice, confidence" surrounds the birds on the present seal.