“Through their efforts, The May 20th Society is playing a vital role in sustaining an important relic here in Mecklenburg County. As a CMS teacher, my relationship with the society has not only rekindled my own enthusiasm for our local history, it has helped foster a similar appreciation for the countless students who have had the opportunity to experience the May 20th programs and speakers firsthand. If the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is to survive the test of time, it will be up to the students of today to keep this legacy alive tomorrow. It is obvious that The May 20th Society and its leadership have made passing down our heritage a top priority. I am proud to walk beside them in this effort, and in turn, join them in following in the footsteps left by the brave patriots of 1775.”

Corey Thompson, CMS History Teacher