POMEROY — Lessons in the history of our nation moving from the days of tyranny to this time of sustaining liberty is being offered this week in a Vacation Liberty School being held at the old Chester Grade School in Chester.
Two sessions are being held each evening, the first from 6 to 7 p.m. and the second from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. While registration is not required, those who prefer to pre-register can do so at wwwohio.vls.com. In charge of the school is Victor Smith of Washington County, a retired army man.
The school is for children ages 10 to 15 and the theme is “Teaching the Principles of Liberty.” Presenters will include some local residents. Those attending can come for one session or both sessions each evening.
Monday’s sessions were an introduction to liberty from tyranny while tonight’s sessions will be on the founders and their faith along with the constitution and education where Biblical principles are taught.
Wednesday will carry out the “Hope” theme where the vision for the world’s freedom will be discussed, along with equal justice and equal rights. The abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, and segregation will be among the topics explored during the session and games to reinforce the theme of equal rights will be played.
Thursday’s program on the theme of “Charity” will be carried out with an emphasis on helping others because of their economic conditions or difficulties caused by disasters, while Friday’s program will emphasize the importance of “Sustaining Liberty.” It will deal with freedom under the Constitution.
As a part of each day’s program, there will be a wrap-up session where students will be encouraged to exercise faith, hope and charity. Following the Thursday’s session, those attending will put together kits for troops.
For more specific information on those who will be teaching the principles of liberty to young people contact can be made with Dan Lantz, 740-3371, or Rachel Martindale, 740-416-5132.