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Live Free Or Die

"Live Free Or Die" is the official motto of the state of New Hampshire. The famous Live Free Or Die motto is a lot different than most state mottos in the US that tend to be more tame and less shocking than that of New Hamshire's motto.

The Live Free Or Die motto was adopted by the state of New Hampshire in 1945.

So how did such a strong state motto like "Live Free Or Die" come to such a small state like NH? The phrase was taken from a toast on July 31, 1809 which was written by General John Stark, a famous New Hampshire soldier of the American Revolutionary War. General John Stark was invited to an anniversary reunion for the battle of Bennington but he became ill just prior to the reunion and could not attend. In his absence, he sent his toast in a note. Part of that toast read "Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."

In 1971 the state of New Hampshire began displaying the Live Free Or Die motto on its' license plates.

Today, the Live Free Or Die Motto still means a lot to New Hampshire residents. We take pride in our motto and live by its words. We are one of the freeist states in the US and constantly struggle to maintain that freedom. The Live Free Or Die motto is often brought up in political debates when some politicians try to take away our freedoms.

Live Free Or Die - Its a great way to live and a great motto!

"Live Free Or Die"





 

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