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Brunswick County, North Carolina Charters of Freedom

Updated: Feb 12, 2022

Town of Bolivia

We are happy to announce this setting is in the works!

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.

The Story

In 2016, Foundation Forward, Inc. made a presentation to the County Commissioners in Brunswick County, NC. 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 pedestal(s) for recognition plaques and an area of engravable brick pavers.

On March 7th, 2016, the official Letter of Intent was signed by our Founder, Vance Patterson and Brunswick County Chairman, Scott Phillips. It was confirmed that the site for the setting would be in front of the Brunswick County Courthouse, located at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia. 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.

A dedication ceremony is being planned for the Spring of 2021.