Fun Fact: State Motto of West Virginia

Montani Semper Liberi is the official state motto for West Virginia. It is Latin for “Mountaineers are always free.”

Fun Fact: Yeager Airport

The major airport in Charleston, West Virginia, Yeager Airport is named after the legendary pilot Chuck Yeager whom was born in West Virginia.

Fun Fact: Congress’ Nuclear Bunker

The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia had a massive underground bunker built for it during the Cold War to house Congress in the event of nuclear war. Obviously, it had never been used for its original purpose.

Fun Fact: A Divided Virginia During The Civil War

While Robert E. Lee claimed to have joined the Confederacy due to his loyalty to Virginia, not the whole state was on the same page. About 40% of Army officers in Virginia refused to join the rebel army.