Freedom Shrine Dedicated at Richmond’s Gallery Furniture

Exchange Club of Fort Bend members Charlie Huber, Kelly Orth, John Healey, Chad Bridges, Mike Reichek, Jim McIngvale, Dorothy Nall, Beresford Clarke, Bill Levitt, Barbara Piazzo and Qasar Imam.

On May 25th, the Exchange Club of Fort Bend held a dedication and installation of the Freedom Shrine. The Freedom Shrine is a display of copies of 23 historical documents, which were instrumental in shaping American History. The shrine was co-sponsored by Jim “Mattress Mac” McIngvale and the Exchange Club of Fort Bend, who’s mission is inspiring communities to become better places to live by practicing the Club’s three core values:  family, community and country.

McIngvale opened his address by sharing that he is, “grateful for everything, entitled to nothing.” He addressed the Exchange Club members and guests on the valor that is within all of us. He recounted the heroic actions of the four chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save and comfort others during the S.S  Dorchester in 1943.

The Freedom Shrine is on display at Gallery Furniture’s Richmond location.  The community is invited to view the documents or join the Exchange Club of Fort Bend for lunch every Wednesday at noon at Sweetwater Country Club.