The Stephens Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank all those who helped to celebrate the 230th year of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Federally funded schools and federal agencies are mandated to provide instruction and information about the Constitution and the DAR encourages education and historic preservation in communities across the U.S.   Superintendent Jon Bret Smith was the first to sign a proclamation and invited us to speak to the principals who were given packets of information to help teach and celebrate in their schools and given the rules of the Constitution Poster Contest.

We would like to thank Mayors Roger Weatherwax of Moulton, Mike Parker of Town Creek, Clarence Logston of Courtland, Randy Garrison of Hartselle, Tab Bowling of Decatur and their staff for signing proclamations for their citizens to acknowledge the Constitution. We appreciate those who flew the American flag and the churches that rang their bells and those who were “Loud for Liberty” by honking their horns at 3 p.m., the exact time of the signing by our founding fathers Sept.17, 1787.

The librarians, Rex Bain of Moulton, Sharon Green of Town Creek, Sherry Hamilton of Courtland, Michelle Blalock of Hartselle, and their staff did an excellent job allowing us to have space for displays. 

Many thanks indeed go to The Moulton Advertiser staff, Teresa Woodruff and especially John David Palmer for his excellent coverage and time spent with us to go to the schools for the winning posters.

May God Bless America for its stand on freedoms that we sometimes take for granted, but cherish. Constitution Week is an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of liberties central to our American way of life. 

 

Anita Pahman

Constitution 

Committee 

Chairperson

Stephens Chapter NSDAR

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