Texoma will be celebrating Constitution Week with the Daughters of the American Revolution this week with a reading of the U.S. Constitution on Monday.
The Sherman City Council and Grayson County Commissioners Court each proclaimed Sept. 16-22 as Constitution Week within their jurisdictions earlier this month, and Denison is set to do the same Monday. Monday marks the 231st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
“It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary, and to the patriotic celebrations that will commemorate it,” Deputy Mayor Pam Howeth read from the Sherman proclamation. “
Catherine Giles of the Preston Trail Chapter of the DAR accepted the proclamation and invited the public to the organization’s Constitution Day event Monday from 1:30-3 p.m. in the West Courtroom on the second floor of the Grayson County Courthouse.
“There will be a public reading of the Constitution,” Giles said. “There will be patriotic poems, songs, a short speech and also we ask members of the public to bring handbells. Because at 3 o’clock we’re going to go on the lawn of the courthouse and ring handbells, which is a tradition that the citizens of Philadelphia did on the day that the Constitution was ratified.”