Observe Constitution Week

September 17, 2013 

Observe Constitution and Citizenship Day

Tuesday is the 226th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States and is currently known as Constitution and Citizenship Day. The week of Sept. 17-23 each year is mandated by public law to be proclaimed Constitution Week.

The mayors and governing councils of the Town of Fort Mill, the City of Tega Cay, along with the governor of the state of South Carolina have issued proclamations, as has the president of the United States, encouraging all to read and know the Constitution in order to be well-informed of the rights, privileges and freedoms guaranteed to all U.S. citizens under it.

As individuals, the members of the Fort Mill Society, Children of the American Revolution and the members of their sponsor, Nation Ford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, wish all to fulfill this duty and obligation as American citizens to learn of our rights, to read, study and celebrate the Constitution of the United States; to each fly our American flags as a show of support and commitment to this living document.

Did you know there’s an app for that?!

Many places, groups and people have urged everyone to read and carry a pocket version of the U.S. Constitution. For most this is not always easy; however, there is an alternative with today’s smartphones: apps! There are at least five free versions in the Apple store and even more for a slight fee ranging from 99 cents to $2.99. This is a great way to allow reading and referencing of everyone’s rights here in our country.

We are also requesting area churches and schools to ring their bells 13 times at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Bells all around the country will be rung simultaneously at that time in honor of the anniversary as part of Bells Across America.

Friends, families, and neighbors of all ages are urged to join us in recognizing Sept 17 and the week of Sept 17-23 in this the 238th year of independence.

Jacci Wagner,

Chapter chairman

Constitution Week Committee, Nation Ford Chapter, DAR

Senior Society President, Fort Mill Society, C.A.R.

And member families of the Fort Mill Society, Children of the American Revolution

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