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Double Headed Eagle

The most recognized Freemason symbol is the square and compass with the letter ‘G’ in the middle.

This double-headed eagle symbol represents the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. With wings spread to give flight, one head looks back to see where you have been and the other looks ahead to see where you are going.

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The number 32 inside the triangle represents the 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite known as the Master of the Royal Secret.

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The Latin motto, Spes mea in Deo est, means My hope is in God.

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Birds of a Feather

Birds are a common symbol on gravestones.

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The image of a hummingbird is often found on infants’ gravestones

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An owl represents solitude; a warning of impending death; watchfulness; or wisdom.

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A rooster often found on weather vanes indicates vigilance and was installed to guard against evil. On a gravestone, the rooster signifies the awakening and the resurrection.

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An eagle is a recognized symbol of a military career, and is symbolic of courage and valor.

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However, the most common bird images on gravestones is a dove, On Christian gravestones it represents the Holy Spirit. On Jewish gravestones the dove represents peace.

The white dove is symbolic of purity and spirituality.

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A dove holding an Olive Sprig represents hope or a promise and is universally recognized as a symbol of peace.

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Winged doves are recognized as a symbol of the soul of the deceased ascending to heaven, and therefore represents the resurrection and rebirth.

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