Construction of this setting is underway. Now is the perfect time for individuals, businesses, school groups, and civic organizations to get involved. Show your patriotism and support for your community by hosting a fundraising event, or by making a financial contribution toward your Charters of Freedom. These funds help to offset the associated costs and allow us to Pay It Forward to help build settings in other communities across the country. Donations of building materials or labor are also greatly appreciated. Use the buttons below to learn more.
City of Wetumpka
We are happy to announce this setting is in the works! If you would like to learn more about this location and the story behind it, use the News button below. If you would like to get involved by donating, please use the Donate button.
Elmore County, AL
On November 25th, 2019, Foundation Forward, Inc. made a presentation to the County Commissioners in Elmore County, AL. The Board took the matter into consideration and voted to accept the Charters of Freedom setting. The setting would consist of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights, along with adjacent pedestals for recognition plaques and an area of engravable brick pavers.
On December 11th, 2019, the official Letter of Intent was signed by our Founder, Vance Patterson and Elmore County Chairman, Troy Stubbs. It was confirmed that the site for the setting would be in front of the Historic Elmore County Courthouse, located at 100 East Commerce Street in Wetumpka. This location was selected for its central location in the county, high visibility and foot traffic, and easy access by school children and citizens.
A fundraising campaign began, and a contractor was secured to build the settings. The funds raised, along with donations of labor and materials, help to offset the costs associated with the construction of this setting, which helps to “pay it forward” and help to install settings in additional counties throughout the United States.
Several related events are being planned, including a Dedication Ceremony in the Spring of 2021.