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Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge was established in 1949 to provide an awareness of American history, the responsibilities of citizenship, entrepreneurship, and youth leadership development. A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, these programs are presented in a non-partisan and non-sectarian manner. President Dwight D. Eisenhower served as the Foundations first chairman until his death in 1969. Located on 85-acre campus in historic Valley Forge, PA, the Freedoms Foundation offers ten building that serve as classrooms, modern residence halls, an administration building, a non-denomination chapel, and Medal Of Honor Grove.

Youth Education & Youth Leadership Programs

The Freedoms Foundation offers a series of four-day residential programs through the year with the goal of inspiring students to become informed citizens who are aware of the responsibilities of citizenship. Much of this focus comes from learning America's history, and the Foundation regularly offers programs and tours of Washington DC, New York, and Colonial Philadelphia.

Supporting America's Teachers

Through classes offered and taught at the Freedoms Foundation, more than 11,000 teachers have received graduate credits for specialized study in the American Revolution, the Constitution, the Civil War, US Presidential Heritage, and for the first time in July 2013, "Teaching American History & Medal of Honor Legacy. This week-long program emphasized WW2 through Iraq and Afghanistan, with guest lecturer veterans from WW2-Afghanistan. In recent years, the Foundation has also awarded $ 3 million in grants to more than 500 teachers involved in private enterprise and entrepreneurship programs.

Medal of Honor Grove

Medal of Honor Grove is unique in the United States. It is a 52 acre wooded memorial in which all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are represented, with each state's Medal of Honor awardees commemorated appropriately. The initial sculpture in Medal of Honor Grove was designed by the famous American artist Peter Max.

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge currently has 30 volunteer chapters spread throughout the United States that are staffed by 3,000+ volunteers and supported by 40 partner organizations.

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What was the Valley Forge battle about?

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