Happy Birthday Louisiana
Happy 200th Birthday, Louisiana. You are my “Sunshine.”
In different venues and fashions this month, Louisiana will celebrate or at least remember the 200th anniversary of our statehood. Louisiana has a colorful present, and there is a historic and sometimes checkered past. However, I wish to recall and share with you portions of Louisiana’s history as it relates to our formation. The reason this is presented now is there are two significant dates surrounding this column: April 8 and April 30. The former is the date of approval of the law creating and recognizing Louisiana as the 18th state of the United States, the latter is the effective date of our statehood.