"Constitution Week" set Sept. 17-23 in DeRidder, nationwide

City of DeRidder

Mayor Misty Clanton issued a proclamation stating that Sept 17-23 will be "Constitution Week" in the City of DeRidder. 

𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘈𝘙 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘑𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘏𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘳, 𝘕𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺, 𝘑𝘰𝘈𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘛𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳, 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘦 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘳𝘺 𝘏𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘺 (𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘦𝘙𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘳), 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘦 𝘓𝘦𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶, 𝘓𝘺𝘥𝘪𝘢 𝘔𝘤𝘓𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘢 𝘈𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺. 𝘑𝘰𝘈𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘛𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘦 𝘓𝘦𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘦𝘦𝘬.

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.