The Stephens Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank all those who helped to celebrate the 231st year of the signing of the Constitution on September 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 respective school.

Principals Paige Terry and Taletha Shelton of Moulton Elementary and Moulton Middle School, and Tina Blankenship of Speake School, are to be commended for the patriotism that was shown through their enthusiastic and well attended Constitution Parades, decorated doors and displays. A special thank you to all who participated in so many ways.

We would like to thank Mayors Roger Weatherwax of Moulton, Mike Parker of Town Creek, Clarence Logston of Courtland and their staff for signing proclamations for their citizens.

The directors of the libraries, Rex Bain of Moulton and Sharon Green of Town Creek, and their staff, did an excellent job allowing us to have space for displays.

Radio Station WALW 97.9 with David Norwood, Wendy Hazle, with the Lawrence County Archives, the Rotary Club, the Lawrence County Education Retirees Association, and the Alabama Education Retirees Association are to be acknowledged for their support.

Many thanks go to The Moulton Advertiser staff for their excellent coverage and time spent. 

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 which are central to our American way of life. 

Anita Pahman,

Constitution Committee Chairperson, 

Stephens Chapter NSDAR

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