"Constitution Week" set Sept. 17-23 in DeRidder, nationwide
Mayor Misty Clanton issued a proclamation stating that Sept 17-23 will be "Constitution Week" in the City of DeRidder.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kisatchie Chapter, were on hand on Wednesday morning for the proclamation’s presentation at City Hall.
Cassie Guidry Henry, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, presented the proclamation to the group on the Mayor’s behalf.
On Sept. 17, nationwide, at 4 p.m., there will be bell ringings around the country to mark the occasion.
“Constitution Week” is observed nationwide annually Sept. 17-23.
According to the national DAR organization’s website, the observance was started by members in 1955. Aims are to “emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution; inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and to encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.”
The Kisatchie chapter has been in DeRidder for 46 years this fall. Members organized in November 1975.