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Two Fort Bend ISD Schools Receive Freedom Shrine Displays from Exchange Club of Sugar Land

(FORT BEND ISD) – Fleming and Patterson elementary schools recently held dedication ceremonies to commemorate new Freedom Shrine displays, commissioned and donated by the Exchange Club of Sugar Land.

The Freedom Shrine is an educational display and collection of the most important and historic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Constitution of the United States and the Gettysburg Address. It originated from the Freedom Train that toured the nation in 1947 carrying an exhibit of documents of liberty.

Exchange Club of Sugar Land President Thad Olive and former Texas Congressman Pete Olson served as guest speakers at both dedications.

(F-B) former Congressman Pete Olson, Exchange Club members Bruce Smith and Nick Landoski, Fort Bend Heritage Society member and relative of Arizona Fleming Carolyn Fields, Fleming Elementary Principal She’nee Young, Exchange Club member Paul Barnett, Exchange Club President Thad Olive, FBISD Chief Academics Officer Dr. Kimberly Lawson, and FBISD Board Member Sonya Jones.

(L-R) Representing the Sugar Land Exchange Club at the Patterson Elementary Freedom Shrine dedication are Doug Earle, Betty Baitland, Bruce Smith, former Fort Bend County Commissioner and Patterson Elementary namesake James Patterson, former Congressman Pete Olson, Nick Landoski, David Lanagan, Greg Oelfke and Exchange Club President Thad Olive. Note: Mr. Patterson is not a member of the Exchange Club.


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