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Constitution Week Bell Ringing

September 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

On Sunday, September 11th,the State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of theAmerican Revolution (NSDAR), are hosting their Ninth Annual Bell Ringing inhonor of Constitution Week. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Oak HillSchool, located at 214 East Sabin Drive in Jonesborough across from theJonesborough Public Library. The program will focus on the history of the FourthAmendment to the Constitution that reads, The rightof the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and noWarrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath oraffirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and thepersons or things to be seized.”

 

The program will include music,speeches, and observance of the 21st anniversary of the September11, 2001, national tragedy. Several heritage groups will be participating,including the Kings Mountain NSSAR, the Overmountain Victory Trail Association,and participation from other local chapters of the NSDAR.

 

Please bring your own chair and a bell to ring! Seatingwill not be provided on site. The Daughters of the American Revolution beganthe tradition of celebrating the Constitution. In 1955, the DAR petitionedCongress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for theobservance of Constitution Week.  The resolution was adopted by Congressand signed into law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The State of Franklin Chapter of the NSDAR has been based in Jonesborough since1929.

 

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation ofthe architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and toproviding educational experiences related to history and heritage for a widerange of audiences.  For more information, please call our office at423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org. Additional information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.

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Date:
September 11
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm