The Cahaba Chapter of DAR invited Ethan Vice from former U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus and current U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer’s office to speak to the sixth-grade students at Liberty Park Middle School.
Vice discussed different historical events that took place in Washington DC such as Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream Speech by the reflecting pool, the burning of the White House in 1812 and Dolley Madison’s saving of the full-length portrait of President George Washington from being destroyed by British soldiers.
He also discussed the building of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.
Vice then explained what constitutes the Bill of Rights. At the end of the presentation, each student received a pocket constitution.
-Submitted by Linda Rummell