“Vermont is a state I love. I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Killington, Mansfield, and Equinox, without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the light of day; here I received my bride, here my dead lie pillowed on the loving breast of our eternal hills.
I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.”
~ Calvin Coolidge
“Vermont’s a place where barns come painted / Red as a strong man’s heart, Where stout carts and stout boys in freckles, Are highest forms of art.”
~ Robert Tristram Coffin
“It was amazing and inspiring to see so many people come together through music to aid the great state of Vermont. ”
~ Trey Anastasio