Fort Boreman Hill is the site of this year's birthday event. There will be cake, drinks, and bluegrass music to commemorate West Virginia's independence.
Organizers say it's important to honor this day in West Virginia's history.
"It's just like celebrating your birthday. It's very important for people who have a heritage in West Virginia. We were able to break off from Virginia and become an independent state and we still are that today. And we are very proud to be Mountaineers. I like it's a very good thing that we celebrate our birthday and our persona as the Mountaineers and what we've achieved," says Commander of Carlin's Battery D, Jim Miracle.
Miracle says they are planning a big celebration for the state's 150th birthday next year.
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