On Wednesday, August 10th, The Exchange Club of Rome dedicated a Freedom Shrine at Pepperell Elementary School. The display features 18 replicas of historic American documents and is meant to remind young Americans that the freedoms we enjoy must be cherished and protected.

On hand to make the presentation were Mike Elliott, President of the Rome Exchange Club, JP Cooper, Immediate Past President, and Bill King, Chair of Exchange’s Americanism Committee. Students who were members of the Student Government, Principal Teri Pendley, and Instructional Lead Teacher Robin Seabolt participated in the ceremony.

The Freedom Shrine originated with the Freedom Train that toured the nation in 1947 carrying an exhibit of historic documents. The Freedom Shrine, an exclusive project of the Exchange CLubs, was conceived in the hope and belief that it would serve as a living symbol of the rich heritage of our freedom under God shared by all Americans.

    Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, and  Youth Activities