West Virginia's Birthday - June 20th
West Virginia, my beloved home state
East of the Mississippi
South of the Mason-Dixon Line
Thirty-Fifth State of the Union. *
Verdant fields and vast woodlands
Intersected by broad, rushing rivers,
Resplendent with towering mountains.
Gem of tourists and outdoor adventurers,
Individualism and independence prized,
In the heartland of the
Appalachian Mountain region.
Written June 20, 2021, West Virginia’s 158th birthday
[*West Virginia was made a state by proclamation of
President Abraham Lincoln on June 20, 1863. It is the
only state created by a presidential proclamation.]
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2021
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