FARMINGTON -- To kick-start upcoming Fourth of July activities, the Bountiful Exchange Club has rededicated the Freedom Memorial Shrine hanging on the east hall wall of the Memorial County Courthouse.
About 10 of the 25 club members met Tuesday to pause for a moment of silence in the courthouse hall and rededicate the shrine, consisting of copies of the country's founding documents.
"It reminds us that the freedoms we enjoy have been purchased at a terrific cost," said Davis County Assessor Dennis Yarrington, president-elect of the Bountiful Exchange Club.
Each year, the Bountiful club, established in 1972, dedicates or rededicates a Freedom Shrine in the county to meet criteria as outlined by the National Exchange Club, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year.
Yarrington said the club's intent this year was to put a shrine in the new Syracuse High School by the end of this month, but those plans are still in the works, as funds to pay for the $700 to $900 shrine continue to be collected.
"The shrines are to help people recognize the importance of our country," said Leon Thurgood, president of the exchange club that meets weekly.
The shrines are one of the club's Americanism projects, he said.
For more information about being a club member, call 801-298-2563.