This is a project that involves handing out around 6000 flags to children (and adults) at the UM Home Coming Parade.

Freedom Shrine

Missoula Exchange Club sponsors Freedom Shrine Plaques in various schools and public places. These wall plaques include about 30 of this country’s most significant documents. In the past 6 months we have installed Freedom Shrines at the Airport, Sentinal and Big Sky High Schools.

Existing Freedom Shrines are at Hellgate HS, Boys and Girls Club, Florence School and Potomac School.

Incase you are wondering exactly what a Freedom Shrine is . . .

A Freedom Shrine is an impressive, permanently mounted collection of 30 of the most important and historic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Gettysburg Address. They show our nation’s youth the strength and courage of their forefathers by allowing them to read, with their own eyes, the immortal words of inspired Americans who so decisively changed the course of history.

List of documents

• 1620 The Mayflower Compact
• 1776 The Declaration of Independence – Jefferson’s Rough Draft
• 1776 The Declaration of Independence^
• 1776 Benjamin Franklin’s Epitaph*
• 1778 Patrick Henry’s Instructions to George Rogers Clark
• 1782 Washington’s Letter to Colonel Nicola
• 1783 The Treaty of Paris
• 1787 The Northwest Ordinance
• 1787 Washington’s Copy of the Constitution
• 1787 U. S. Constitution
• 1789 Washington’s First Inaugural
• 1789 The Bill of Rights
• 1796 Washington’s Farewell
• 1801 Jefferson’s First Inaugural
• 1814 The Star Spangled Banner
• 1815 Jackson’s Letter Describing the Battle of New Orleans
• 1823 The Monroe Doctrine
• 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation
• 1863 The Gettysburg Address
• 1865 Lincoln’s Second Inaugural
• 1865 Lee’s Letter Accepting Washington College Presidency
• 1865 The Thirteenth Amendment
• 1874 Account of the Proceedings of the Susan B. Anthony Trial
• 1907 Theodore Roosevelt’s Letter on Cuba
• 1913 Wilson’s First Inaugural
• 1920 The Nineteenth Amendment
• 1941 F.D.R.’s Four Freedoms Speech
• 1943 Letter Naming Eisenhower Supreme Commander
• 1944 General McAuliffe’s “Christmas Message”
• 1945 German Instrument of Surrender, World War II
• 1945 Instrument of Surrender in the Pacific
• 1961 J.F.K.’s “Ask Not …” Speech
• 1963 Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech