Throughout the week of Sept.17-23, Chattanooga joined communities around the United States in honoring the U.S. Constitution. Each year, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, along with Congress, celebrates the document that preserves our freedoms.
This year, following the proclamation signed by the mayor, the Chickamauga Chapter engaged adults and children alike on Sept. 17 at the Chattanooga Market. DAR members passed out Constitution booklets, themed coloring sheets and Preamble bookmarks. Market patrons were encouraged to have their pictures taken with life-size cutouts of four signers, or next to a framed replica of the U.S. Constitution.
In addition to the Chattanooga Market, “Celebrate the U.S. Constitution” postcards were mailed to 100 churches asking them to ring their bells to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution display was later housed for two weeks at the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Public Library to encourage children to read about the Founding Fathers and the documents that govern the nation.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a society of women who are direct descendants of Revolutionary War patriots, supports Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. So far in 2017, DAR members worldwide have volunteered close to a million and a half hours in service to America. The Chickamauga chapter draws its members from all of greater Chattanooga.