Live Free or Die young.NH motto

@amadeo (48042)
United States
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.[1] 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.[2] 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”.[3] The motto was enacted at the same time as the New Hampshire state emblem, on which it appears.[4]
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@silvermist (15794)
• India
20 Aug
Thank you for letting us know the story behind that meaningful motto.
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@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@silvermist your welcome there.
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@jstory07 (57928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Aug
Actually I like that motto. Good to know the story behind it.
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@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@jstory07 yes it is .
@Kandae11 (27099)
20 Aug
Very interesting information. To live without freedom isn't living.
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@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@Kandase11 that is for sure there
• United States
21 Aug
I would prefer live free and die old!
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@AbbyGreenHill same we are all going to die old.
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• United States
21 Aug
@amadeo If we made it this long, we are old...and proud of it right!
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@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@AbbyGreenhill yes wonder what in the near future for us.LOOL
• Lakewood, Colorado
20 Aug
Yes I know of this motto but did not know the history behind it Fredo. Thanks for this info friend. Hope you are having a pleasant Sunday
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@TiarasOceanView your welcome thank you
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• Lakewood, Colorado
21 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
23 Aug
You taught me something new
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
23 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 and what is that Marie
@UncleJoe (8589)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
21 Aug
Unfortunately, the younger generation can't understand the difference between, Living free" and "living FOR free"
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@UncleJoe.sadly this is so true.
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@LadyDuck (122340)
• Switzerland
21 Aug
I knew that this was the Motto of the French Revolution "Vivre Libre Ou Mourir", that has been translated in English.
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@LadyDuck yes it has.
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@LeaPea2417 (15388)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Aug
That is very interesting.
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@LeaPea2417 yes it is very
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@teamfreak16 (36672)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Aug
One of the best state motto's.
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@teamfreak16 I think so
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@Juliaacv (23270)
• Canada
20 Aug
I've heard that saying, but I did not know its origin, now I do-thanks!
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@Juliaacv great and many people do not
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
20 Aug
It is a wonderful motto. Being a New Englander, I've seen it on hundreds of license plates. No one will dare touch that statue!!! Gorgeous day today!
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@DianneN they better not.lol
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@Hatley (159527)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Aug
Tghats a great motto one that stays i b themind tooours for Soutj Dalpta if I reember rightis uder ?God the peope rule but need to check if that is right.
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@Hatley okay.
@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
20 Aug
A fine motto on that statue!!!
@amadeo (48042)
• United States
21 Aug
@Corbin yes ti is.
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@RubyHawk (21393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Aug
Interesting information I've always heard that quote but not where it came from.