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Hi! I'm Patrick, the patriotic eagle.


You might find this hard to believe, but I hatched from my egg on Independence Day, July 4th, 1776. Yes, that makes me 243 years old! I'll turn 244 this July.


I was the youngest and smallest chick in my family and wished I could do what the older eagles could. My parents warned me many times not to try to fly too soon, but I wanted to be like the others so much that I didn’t listen. One day while my parents were flying around and weren't watching me, I jumped from our nest in an attempt to fly. But I was still too small, and my wings weren't strong enough. As hard as I tried to fly, I just couldn't. I started to fall, and somehow fell into a time capsule that was about to be buried by the local Potawatomi Tribe.


The next thing I knew, the capsule was being opened! I saw big machines and a kind looking man named Larry Carlson. He told me that he was digging to make a Dining Hall at a camp he was starting with his father, Morry. I didn’t know anyone, but Larry was kind, so I stayed to help him. As we worked, I learned that we were building a place for kids to learn about God! A moose and several other friends joined us. I still love working to help keep Youth Haven safe for all of the kids who come!

My favorite Bible Verse:

“He (God) is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins."

Ephesians 1:7

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My favorites:

The pool, zipline, bodybuilding, posing for patriotic photos, America, and freedom! I also love storms. Bald eagles are the only birds that like storms.

I don't like:

Sitting around doing nothing

I'm good at:

Swimming, diving, doing fancy tricks while flying, and keeping people safe. I'm also really good at teaching kids about God and why it's important that we have freedom to worship Him!

Click on the images to meet more friends!

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