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LOUISBURG — A group of Franklin County residents joined together and read the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights on the Franklin County Courthouse steps Sept. 17, Constitution Day.
The task of reading the Constitution and Bill of Rights was shared by Franklin County residents Dee Sams, Roger Lytle, Mary Ella Hutchinson along with Franklin County Clerk of Courts Patricia Chastian among others.
Jake Bogle presented the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem was sung by Tammy Bogle from the International Cowboy Church Alliance Network.
Candles were lit in honor of America’s men and women who have died in military service.
Reaching across the proverbial aisle, the event was attended by both Franklin County Republican Party Chairman Jeremy Neal and Franklin County Democratic Chairman Larry Marciniak.
The event was sponsored by the We the People of Franklin County Patriots, a nonpartisan group fostering patriotism and government involvement through education and promoting activities to help involve the public with the American government. The group donated 425 copies of the Constitution to Franklin County High School students taking American History.
Constitution Week got its’ official start in 1956 under president Dwight D. Eisenhower who was petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
For more information on future Constitution Day events or how to become involved with We The People of Franklin County e-mail Roger Lytle at rogerlytle @bellsouth.net.