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Fort Prince George DAR Chapter promotes Constitution Week

EASLEY — In spite of high winds, cancellations and rain, mayors from five towns and cities signed proclamations designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week.

Members from the Fort Prince George Chapter perform this annual ritual with enthusiasm.

“We see it as part of our civic duty and the mayors are always so eager to be a part of the event,”said Chapter Regent Anne Kilpatrick.

The celebration’s goals are threefold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation of our way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens’ responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.

Mayors from Easley, Pickens, Six Mile, Liberty and Central all signed a proclamation.

The DAR is one of the largest non-profit, patriotic women’s organization in the world with more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the country and even in numerous foreign countries.

DAR strives to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service, and more. Visit www.dar.org for more information.

Six Mile Councilman James Atkinson, seated, signs a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week as, from the left, Mildred Brewer, Karen Garrett and Teresa Efant look on.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_DARMildred-Brewer-Six-Mile-Councilman-James-Atkinson-Karen-Garrett-Teresa-Efant.jpgSix Mile Councilman James Atkinson, seated, signs a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week as, from the left, Mildred Brewer, Karen Garrett and Teresa Efant look on. Courtesy photos
Pickens Mayor David Owens, right, signed a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week. He is shown with, from the left, Una Welborne, May Headley and Mildred Brewer.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_DAR-Una-Welborne-May-Headley-Mildred-Brewer-Pickens-Mayor-Daivid-Owens.jpgPickens Mayor David Owens, right, signed a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week. He is shown with, from the left, Una Welborne, May Headley and Mildred Brewer. Courtesy photos
Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell, seated, signs a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week as Anne Kilpatrick and Barbara Clark look on.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_DARAnne-Kilpatrick-Easley-Mayor-Larry-Bagwell-and-Barbara-Clark.jpgEasley Mayor Larry Bagwell, seated, signs a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week as Anne Kilpatrick and Barbara Clark look on. Courtesy photos
Liberty Mayor Eric Baughman and Anne Kilpatrick pause for a moment after Baughman signed a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_DARLiberty-Mayor-Eric-Baughman-and-Anne-Kilpatrick.jpgLiberty Mayor Eric Baughman and Anne Kilpatrick pause for a moment after Baughman signed a proclamation designating Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week. Courtesy photos

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