Today is the 200th Anniversary of the 19th State to be inducted into the greatest Republic that has ever been established.
On December 11, 1816, the Great State of Indiana was established.
I for one as a Hoosier, am proud. I also am fortunate. I could have been born in many a country, but wow, how fortunate was I to be born in the United States.
A few miles away from where I presently live, and only a few blocks from where I was born, there is the gravesite of John Chapman. Located on a small knoll, most would not even know who such an individual was. Around here He is known as Johnny Appleseed. Not born a Hoosier. But found his eternal home as one.