The Decatur community celebrated "The Legacy of Learning."
For 10 years the Decatur Public Schools Foundation has been awarding graduates.
Saturday night, graduates dating back to 1940 told stories of their experience growing up in Decatur and how public schools made them who they are today.
Judy Taylor, the Executive Director for Decatur Public School said, "these are folks who have all been very very successful in their lives. They are all big proponents of life long learning."
Four local individuals received an award.