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Live Free or Die

New Hampshire State Motto

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for New Hampshire features the Old Man of the Mountain (the state emblem) and New Hampshire's state motto: "Live Free or Die." New Hampshire became the 9th state in 1788 (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Live Free or Die

New Hampshire's official state motto is "Live Free or Die," adopted in 1945 as World war II approached its end (the Old Man of the Mountain was also adopted at this time as the state emblem).

"Live Free Or Die," is a quote from a toast by General John Stark, New Hampshire's most distinguished hero of the Revolutionary War. In 2007, New Hampshire adopted its 10th official state song: "Live Free or Die" by Barry Palmer.