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Exchange Club installs Freedom Shrine

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Exchange Club of Albany is helping one local elementary school to preserve our nation's history. 

Thursday morning, students and faculty at Lake Park Elementary School took part in the dedication of a Freedom Shrine.

Thirty documents from The Declaration of Independence to Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech were donated by the Exchange Club so that students can see for themselves how our country's freedom came about. 

"We think it's important that people see these documents and that people are able to read them and understand the history of the United States better," said Albany Exchange Club President Larry Sculley. 

"As educators it is our responsiblilites to pass along the information that's in these documents and the heritgae that they represent to our students," said Lake Park Elementary Principal Catherine Whitfield.

Each year the Exchange Club dedicates Freedom Shrines to schools and government buildings in the community.

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