“Freedom Week” wraps up

"Freedom Week"

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AUSTIN, Minn. — Patriotism is being shown all across the country and even right here in our area.

Eighth grade students at Ellis Middle School in Austin spent the afternoon learning the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi and Austin Police Captain Dave McKichan spoke on upholding and protecting everyday rights set forth by both documents.

With different issues today, it is important students learn and know their freedoms as Americans.

“There is a lot of articles and things in there,” Howard Nepp of the Austin Lions Club said. “Like, we talked about the second amendment. Right now, about the gun situation in our country and different organizations that should know more about it than we do.”

Booklets containing both the bill of rights and the declaration of independence were given to students to take home.

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