City of Wetumpka
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.
COUNTY COMMISSION AGREES TO ALLOW NONPROFIT TO INSTALL OUTDOOR EXHIBIT
The Elmore County Commission approved chairman Troy Stubbs to draft a letter of intent with Foundation Forward Inc. to install an outdoor exhibit featuring the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution
COUNTY TO RECEIVE LIFE-SIZE REPLICAS OF NATION’S FOUNDING DOCUMENTS
The Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights are coming to Elmore County thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Rhett Pinkston and the Elmore County Commission