On Tuesday Missouri had a birthday party in honor of our statehood. Two hundred years ago, on August 10, 1821, President James Monroe signed a bill making Missouri the 24th state in the union.
The Jefferson City event was commemorated in music, song, poetry, prayer, tree planting, ice cream social, and speeches. Even a citizen naturalization ceremony.
Thank you for sharing that day, Jean! It makes my heart rise to see you all there.
Jean Carnahan says
It was, indeed, a great day for memories.