Constitution Week celebrated

On Sunday, September 23, the bell at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church rang at noon to commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1797. Ringing the bell from left are Cobbs Hall DAR Chapter regent Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis and pastor Penny Cory.

KILMARNOCK—The week of September 17-23 recognized the annual national celebration of Constitution Week. This observance was proposed by the national organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1955, was passed by Congress as Public Law #915 in 1956 and was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Cobbs Hall Chapter, DAR, led local recognition of this most important founding document.

“Interestingly, the celebration of the Constitution this year began with the reading of the Declaration of Independence in collaboration with Historic Christ Church on July 3,” said committee chairman Dr. Pamela Ward. “Adults and young people read parts of the document that laid forth the reasons the American colonies wanted to separate from England. It laid out the principles that inspired the Constitution.”

Cobbs Hall Chapter members have distributed educational materials to public and private schools in the area…