Constitution Week is celebrated annually on September 17-23.
Jackson-Madison Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) encourages all Jackson and Madison County schools, businesses and individuals to participate in “Bells Across America” to celebrate the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America on September 17, 1787.
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals across America will ring bells on Monday, September 19, 2015 at 3:00 CST. If you can’t ring your bell at 3:00 p.m., any time during the day will be fine.
DAR chapter members will read the Preamble to the Constitution and will ring a bell at 3:00 p.m. during their chapter meeting at First Presbyterian Church, on September 15. The gathering will include the reading of the Preamble and a joint city/county proclamation presentation by Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris and Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. The meeting will be held in the dining hall of the church, accessible from the rear parking lot.
Ring small bells, large bells, glass bells, brass bells, wooden bells, porcelain bells, jingle bells. Let the sound of freedom ring throughout our city and county on Constitution Day, September 17, 2015.
Jackson-Madison DAR has installed a Constitution Week display in the Jackson-Madison County Library, and encourages everyone to visit the Library and enjoy the display.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3, 000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR is non-partisan and non-political, and welcomes any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineage to a Revolutionary War patriot.
The Jackson-Madison Chapter was founded in June 1901, and is one of the oldest and most active chapters in the state of Tennessee.
To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or go to the Official YouTube Channel of DAR athttp://www.youtube.com/user/TodaysDAR. To learn more about the Jackson-Madison Chapter, visitwww.tndar.org/~jacksonmadison, or contact Regent Beth Bates at 731-427-0465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.