Bells will be ringing across America this weekend to celebrate the document that helped create this country, and the local Daughters of the Revolution chapter is inviting locals to join them.
The Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787, at 4 p.m., so the Mary Fell Stevenson DAR Chapter in Black Diamond — along with other chapters and celebrators across the nation — will all be ringing bells at the same time for a full minute.
Given that the document was signed in Philadelphia, the celebration will be held at 1 p.m. local time at the Black Diamond History Museum.
Constitution Day kicks off Constitution Week, which was created in 1956 after the DAR petitioned Congress to create the national week of observance. It was signed into public law by President Dwight Eisenhower, through it was actually put into practice by President George W. Bush in 2002.