Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer, remember that Friday, Nov. 11 also is the anniversary of Washington Statehood. The Evergreen State, although settled in the 1850s, did not officially gain statehood until 1889. It’s 127 years old this year.
Learn more about Washington by contacting the Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, at the Legislative Building, P. O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220 to request a free copy of Simply Washington.
Interested in knowing more about Washington? Our Simply Washington booklet is a 56-page resource for students learning civics, visitors or anyone just curious to learn more about our great state. We’ve highlighted what makes us so unique, from our booming tech industry, our amazing agricultural products like apples, wheat and dairy, and how our state government works, plus much, much more. All of the information is in the public domain so feel free to use it as you see fit.
So this Friday, while you’re remembering all the Veterans, past and present, also take time to remember the Evergreen State as well. Visit the Capital this year if you’ve not yet done so..
P.S. I’m originally a Keystone Stater (that’s Pennsylvania) but I’ve lived in Washington much longer than in PA so now I’m a Washingtonian.