Here is a picture of the VA Seal.
The eagle represents the United States.
The circle of 5 stars above the eagle stands for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
The flags in the eagle's claws show America's history from 13 colonies to 50 states.
The gold cord is a symbol for those who died while serving our country. The eagle is holding the cord to keep the memory of those veterans alive.