Should The State Seal Be Changed?

posted by John Baibak - 

Four towns in Franklin County are  factoring into a decision whether to change the state seal of  Massachusetts. 

The seal, which depicts an arm holding a sword above the  head of a Native American, has existed for over two-hundred years but is  considered offensive by some in the Native American community. 

State  Representative Byron Rushing has filed a bill to form a special  commission to look into a possible change. 

Residents in Gill, Wendell,  New Salem and Orange are scheduled to vote in forums next month to  decide if they support the bill. 

(Seal provided by Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

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