Virginia Week for the Animals
June 17-25, 2017
Information & Resources for Military Personnel
"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."
Born: February 22, 1732 Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1799
Click deer to visit Mt Vernon
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.