On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2023, Effie Atkinson (representing the DAR), Paula Eachus (representing High County Republican Women), and the Veterans Council of Haywood County gathered the Veterans of Haywood County to celebrate this Memorial Day's "3pm National Moment of Silence Observance" on the physical site of the pedestals for the Charters of Freedom in Canton, NC.
After nine years of negotiations between Foundation Forward, the Haywood County County Commissioners, and towns of Haywood County, we are thrilled to see the foundations poured for the easily accessible, outdoor permanent display of our Founding documents! This display is being erected between the handsome WWII monument in Canton and the Canton Area Historical Museum.
The veterans were delighted to visit the Charters of Freedom construction site. We all brought flags and enjoyed visiting and speaking to a member of the Canton Area Historical Museum.
We are honored to be part of this great community effort and to watch the Charters of Freedom being built.
We look forward to celebrating future national holidays among the documents that made our country great. Canton is building back strong on the durable tenets represented in these documents. Congratulations to the town of Canton and Haywood County.