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Portage: Charters of Freedom monument would be 1st in WI

Not everyone has the ability to visit the original founding documents – The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights – at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. That is why Foundation Forward, Inc. is aiming to build a Charters of Freedom setting in every county across America.

An example of a Charters of Freedom setting

Foundation Forward, Inc. is an educational non-profit that installs life-size replicas of the United States’ Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Representatives of Foundation Forward, Inc. presented their vision for a Charters of Freedom monument setting in Portage, which would be the first erected in Wisconsin, during the Common Council meeting on September 8.

Each Charters of Freedom setting is placed in a location central to the community with high visibility, high foot traffic, and easy access for school children and veterans. Foundation Forward, Inc. also provides local schools with additional educational materials to encourage learning about U.S. history and civics.

All Charters of Freedom settings are open 24/7 to the public and provide a location for communities to reflect, gather, and celebrate the United States and the men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms.

Charters of Freedom settings are built without the use of any tax dollars. Community support is needed to spread the word, generate interest, and bring in donations. For more information, visit https://www.chartersoffreedom.com. Stay tuned for future updates as well.

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