Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

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Friday, June 20, 2008

I Am the People

I am West Virginia. I am the person who smiles at you when you pass me on Capitol Street. I am the person who holds the door so it doesn't slam in your face when you walk into the Mall.

I am the one who helps you up when you trip and makes sure you are okay before I walk away. I am the child who squeals with delight when I get lots of wet kisses from your puppy.

I am the person who says, "thank you," and "I'm sorry," and "please." I am the guy who would rather hug you than shake your hand, and I am also the young girl who still says "sir" and "ma'am."

I am real. I am honest. My roots run deep, and my heart beats true. Yes, I am West Virginia.

- Barbara Braun


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