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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Lee County middle school students now have a new tool to learn about our country's history.

The Freedom Shrine was dedicated at the Lee County MIddle School East with dozens of 7th graders in attendance.
The Exchange Club of Albany donated the 30 plaques of famous documents in American history.
From the Mayflower Compact,  to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence,  to Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech".

Principal Kelli Duke said "The historical documents that are here will serve as a constant reminder to our students and our staff of everything that has been done to insure our freedom."

Exchange Club of Albany President Kay Griffin said "So that the students can look at the documents of freedom.  Maybe study and go back remembering that in the future they may have to stand up for our freedom also."

One of the goals of the National Exchange Clubs is to put a Freedom Shrine in every school in America. You can learn more about the Freedom Shrine here.
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