Benjamin Franklin visits Jacob G. Smith

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Benjamin Franklin made a special appearance at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School on Tuesday. Kershaw Getty dressed as the famous statesman and inventor to teach youngster about the founding of out country.

"I think it's important that we bring back to them what they have lost over these years and that is the understanding of our founding," said Getty. "Personally, it makes me feel very gratifying because I get to experience that feeling again, that feeling of doing something for our country that is so significant"

And his visit is very timely because Wednesday, November 17 marks the anniversary of the first meeting of congress in Washington D.C in 1800.