PHOTO: From left, Vicki James, Zacharie Kinslow, Deanie Moore.//Spring Hill DAR
The Brigadier General Richard Winn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its first Bell Ringing Ceremony on Sunday, September 16.
The ceremony, held at the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Spring Hill, kicked off Constitution Week.
Zacharie Kinslow, educator from Polk House in Columbia, was the guest speaker and gave a brief history of the making of the United States Constitution. Assisting with the program was Troop 1207 of the local Girl Scouts, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Deanie Moore, who provided music.
“Our goal during Constitution Week is simple,” said Vicki James, Chapter Regent, “We want to remind America that the Constitution is a living document that guarantees the freedoms that all Americans enjoy.”
Dianne Breyfogle, Vice Regent, closed the program with honorary gifts for those recognized.
The Old Glory Chapter of the DAR in Franklin and the Cumberland Chapter in Brentwood also hold annual celebration and community events for Constitution Week, which was created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 upon petition from the Daughters of the American Revolution.