‘We the people’ celebrate Constitution Day this weekend

Gather at the Black Diamond Museum on Sept. 17 for the annual bell ringing

The Daughters of the American Revolution are gathering once again to celebrate the signing of the Constitution.

On Sept. 17, the DAR and anyone else wanting to celebrate one of America’s most historic moments will gather at the Black Diamond History Museum at 12:30 p.m.

After some short speeches by museum president Steve Israil, Mayor Carol Benson, and DAR Regent Melissa Finn, the museum’s bell will be rung at 1 p.m. exactly; this is to signify when the Constitution was signed at 4 p.m. in 1787, and bells across the U.S. will be rung at the exact same time.

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.