Patriotic Organizations Celebrate Constitution Week
Pictured at the Constitution Week Celebration are members of Matthew Fontaine Maury C.A.R.: first row from left, Olivia Moss, Levi Moss; second row, from left, Avery Witt, Jackson Stone, Jacob Stone; and third row from left, Austin Witt, Kaleb Stone, and Miller Garrett.
The Lt. Andrew Crockett Color Guard advances the Colors with the Preemptors Fife and Drum Corps while an audience watches.
Members of the Old Glory Chapter of the DAR and the children of the Matthew Fontaine Maury Society of the C.A.R. sponsored a community celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution during Constitution Week. Church bells were rung at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, followed by a program in the church yard of the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church, which included patriotic music presented by The Preemptors Fife and Drum Corps and the presentation of the Colors by the Lt. Andrew Crockett Color Guard, all dressed in revolutionary-era costume.
Speeches were given by Cong. Marsha Blackburn, Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore, and Williamson County Commission Chairman Jack Walton. Jim Long, president of the Lt. Andrew Crockett Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and Austin Witt, president of the Matthew Fontaine Maury Society of the Children of the American Revolution also spoke.
Susan Walker, Regent of Old Glory, thanked Mayor Moore for displaying the banners with the Preamble to the Constitution, an idea proposed by Old Glory members, produced by the City Streets Department and placed on lampposts around the Square.
For information about the patriotic, educational, and preservation activities of the Old Glory Chapter, visit www.tndar.org/~oldglory/.
Posted on: 10/11/2012