Virginia  Week for the Animals
August 18-26, 2018
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​"No Race can Prosper 'til it Learns that there is as much Dignity in Tilling a Field as in Writing a Poem."

   ~Booker T. Washington 
(VA born)
  April 5, 1856 -November 15, 1915
​"Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive."

~George Washington 
 Born: February 22, 1732        Westmoreland County, VA
Died: December 14, 1799  Mt Vernon, VA
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God is Good!
Notable Virginians 
This is a list of notable people who were born in the U.S. state of Virginia, were raised or lived in Virginia, or for whom Virginia is a significant part of their identity. Click on the horse.

The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia is the official seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. The flag of Virginia consists of the obverse of the seal against a blue background. The flag was first adopted at the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, and standardized by the General Assembly in February 1950.The flag may be decorated with a white fringe along the fly; this is usually done when the flag is displayed indoors.
Virginia became the 10th state
 on June 25, 1788. 
Animal Mascots of the Civil War

When Johnny Reb and Billy Yank marched off to war, chances are that a four-footed or winged creature went with them. Wartime animal mascots demonstrated bravery and loyalty, and earned the affections of their human counterparts. 
 Every Virginian Has Taken The Class Field 
Trip To Colonial Williamsburg
Adopt a Retired Racehorse!
MidAtlantic Horse Rescue

17 Things You Need to Know About Gymnastics Star Gabby Douglas... The "Flying Squirrel" is one of Team USA's superstars.
Go Veg!
: William Clark
August 1, 1770, Ladysmith, Virginia, VA
Died: September 1, 1838, St. Louis, MO
Meriwether Lewis: 
August 18, 1774, Ivy, Virginia, VA
Died: October 11, 1809, Hohenwald, TN
Richard E. Byrd
American naval officer
Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr., USN was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, 

Born: October 25, 1888, Winchester, Virginia, VA
Died: March 11, 1957, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

Admiral Richard Byrd and his dog, Igloo. Click on Igloo to see how this stray became a beloved friend of Byrd, 

Admiral Byrd is the only person to have three ticker-tape parades in New York City (in 1926, 1927 and 1930) given in his honor.