Live Free or Die young.NH motto
August 20, 2017 3:05pm CST
Good after noon. another great day for us at the ocean. Not sure how many here knows our motto Live Free or Die Young. Where did this come from.?they are not going to take our statue down here in Live Free or Die Photo is from pinrest I checked out Wikipedia and the answer is below.This from there report. ___________________________________________________________________ From Wikiipedia Live Free or Die" is the official motto of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, adopted by the state in 1945. It is possibly the best-known of all state mottos, partly because it conveys an assertive independence historically found in American political philosophy and partly because of its contrast to the milder sentiments found in other state mottos. The phrase was adopted from a toast written by General John Stark, New Hampshire's most famous soldier of the American Revolutionary War, on July 31, 1809. Poor health forced Stark to decline an invitation to an anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington. Instead, he sent his toast by letter: Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils. By the time Stark wrote this, Vivre Libre ou Mourir ("Live free or die") was already a popular motto of the French Revolution. The English romantic poet William Wordsworth also adopted this Revolutionary motto when he composed the line, “We must be free or die, who speak the tongue that Shakespeare spoke”. The motto was enacted at the same time as the New Hampshire state emblem, on which it appears.
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