Bells Across America to
Ring in Constitution Week
on Sunday, September 17th
WHERE IT BEGAN-- The photo above shows a puzzle, depicting a scene from when the United States Constitution was being written, on display in honor of Constitution Week. (Hinds County Gazette photo submitted by Martha Ferguson.)
Communities throughout the nation will be celebrating the spirit and meaning of the country’s Constitution beginning September 17. On this day in 1787, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia delegates at the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of the United State of America.
The National Society Daughters of the Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside the week of September 17-23 annually to celebrate this iconic signing. This was accomplished during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Local chapters of NSDAR celebrate with events to honor this founding document.
Celebrations begin with Bells Across America on September 17th, when bells across the country are rung simultaneously at 3 p.m. This year the communities of Clinton and Terry will join Raymond in Bells Across America.