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September 19, 2007

Albany-  Students at Live Oak Elementary learned the price of freedom Wednesday.

Third and fourth graders gathered for the dedication of the school's new Freedom Shrine. Twenty-eight documents including Martin Luther King Jr.'s, "I Have A Dream" speech and the U.S. Constitution now hang on a first floor wall thanks to the Exchange Club of Albany. Teachers say it will be a chance for students to live what they're studying.

"It becomes living documents for the children because they learn about how our nation was formed and about the freedoms they enjoy today because of the dedication and the hard work of our fore fathers and all of the people who came before us to make our country the free nation that it is," said Linda Johnson, a fourth grade teacher.

Captain Kenneth D. Bevel with the Marine Corps Logistics Base briefed students about the ultimate sacrifice many of his fellow marines have made in Iraq serving their country to ensure their freedom.

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