The Calvin Coolidge Challenge
On September 19, 1928, President Coolidge left Washington, D.C., for Vermont to view the damage and reconstruction resulting from the flood of 1927. On September 21, 1928, he gave a heartfelt address to onlookers. At just 290 words, the speech is brief yet powerful and contains the often quoted phrase by which it has come to be known, “Vermont is a State I Love.”
Almost 100 years later, the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is issuing a challenge to 8th graders across the state of Vermont: Can you recite Coolidge’s speech from memory? Click to download a one-page PDF of Vermont is a State I Love.
For full details about the challenge and to access the entry form, click here.