Promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our freedoms are the primary purposes of Exchange’s Americanism programs. These time-tested activities afford every Exchange Club the opportunity to create greater community awareness of the privileges of American citizenship, and all clubs are urged to actively participate in them.

The Freedom Shrine

Freedom-Shrine-1000The Freedom Shrine is an impressive, permanently mounted collection of 28 of the most important and historic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Gettysburg Address. The objective of the Jackson Exchange Club is to install a Freedom Shrine in as many schools and public buildings as possible.

Project GIVEAKIDAFLAGTOWAVE

Just as its tongue-twisting title suggests, this popular projects involves the distribution of small American flags to youngsters at parades, fairs, picnics, school events or other community happenings that generate large crowds. The flags are absolutely free to the children and can make a great souvenir of the occasion. This program is designed to cultivate a deeper sense of patriotism and to heighten young Americans’ appreciation and admiration for our country’s flag.

One Nation Under God

The powerful program not only aims to increase appreciation of our rich religious heritage, but also seeks to remind Americans that we must always trust in a higher power for guidance, protection and strength. The famous words of the program’s title are, of course, taken from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. One Nation Under God Month is observed by the Jackson Exchange Club by hosting an annual Prayer Breakfast.

Proudly We Hail

American-Flag-Flying-1000No symbol better signifies our nation’s greatness or inspires respect and love of country than our American flag—the Stars and Stripes. That is why The Jackson Exchange Club encourages all Americans to properly fly the flag as an ongoing, highly visible expression of that respect. To accomplish this simple goal, Exchange has an effective program known as Proudly we Hail. It encourages regular display of the flag by individuals, commercial establishments and industries by honoring them through the presentation of a specially designed plaque.