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    The North Carolina Toast

    North Carolina State Toast
    The North Carolina Toast The North Carolina Toast is a beloved poem about the state of North Carolina.  Many students over the years have been required to memorize this poem.  Over the past century, this toast has become a significant part of North Carolina heritage. The North Carolina Toast, also know as the Tarheel Toast, was written by Leonora Monteiro Martin of Raleigh.  It was written for a banquet of the North Carolina Society of Richmond, Virginia, in 1904.  It became the official state toast for North Carolina on May 21, 1957. In 1964, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine was created.  This Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards in North Carolina. It is presented by the Governor...