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Masonry Students Lay Brick for Foundation of Freedom Display

Advanced masonry students in Masonry III, who are mostly seniors at Hibriten, South Caldwell and West Caldwell High School, are laying the brick walls for the Charters of Freedom display in downtown Lenoir.

The bricked veneer walls will hold the bronze Charters of Freedom, a display of the nation’s founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

“Our schools take great pride in building a lasting foundation that will hold these treasured, historical documents,” said Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps. ”It will be revisited many times by our students and teachers as they learn about government, local history, and Founding Fathers.”

City of Lenoir Director of Public Works Jared Wright said that this is the first time that students have been involved in building a Charters of Freedom display, which has been built across the country.

The Charters of Freedom is promoted by the Foundation Forward, Inc., an educational not-for-profit organization. Since 2014, the Foundation Forward has completed nearly 20 projects, some as far away as Carson City, NV.