The Hugh Rogers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will launch a celebration of Constitution Week in Haywood County Sept. 17, the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U. S. Constitution.
Chapter members will help set up Constitution displays in schools and libraries and will provide proclamations in support of Constitution Week that will be signed by Haywood County mayors and school principals.
“We invite all Haywood County citizens to join us in celebrating the Constitution,” said Carol Litchfield, DAR chapter regent. “The Constitution was originally signed at 4 p.m. Sept. 17, 1787. If people would like to join with our Chapter in commemorating the occasion, we invite them to bring bells and gather in front of the DAR Constitution Display at Massie Furniture Company in downtown Waynesville at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.”
The group will count down the seconds to the precise moment of the anniversary of the original signing.
“At 4 p.m., we will wave flags and ring bells in celebration of our Constitution,” said Litchfield.
In addition, participants will receive a Pocket Constitution, if they join with Chapter members in reading aloud the Preamble to the Constitution.
To learn about the DAR Hugh Rogers Chapter, visit www.ncdar.org/HughRogersChapter_files/index.htmlor contact Carol Litchfield at 828-476-0048.