WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held a special program for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution Sept. 17, following a regular chapter meeting.
As the boys and girls arrived after school, they entered the auditorium which was decorated with posters, flags and a large copy of the Constitution.
Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones read a proclamation recognizing “this magnificent document and the anniversary of its creation.” Other proclamations were signed by the president of the United States and the governor of North Carolina.
The students learned that all over the country at 4 p.m. folks would ring bells, approximating the time the Constitution was signed.
Special guests Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam gave out bells and then everyone rang them for a full minute.
The group then recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang Happy Birthday to the Constitution.
Patriot Polly, DAR member Donna Lynam, was dressed in colonial clothing and talked about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the children.
She also took them on a pretend journey through life in the Colonies — books children at that time read, games they played, toys they had and what they could expect if they stayed at her inn in Pennsylvania, all the while her pretend horse and buggy were waiting for her outside.
Kenille Baumgardner entertained those present by playing patriotic music on her flute during the program and as they marched out.
Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam gave bookmarks and Constitution games to participants as they left the room.
The DAR chapter also promoted Constitution week by creating an exhibit in a downtown storefront window and gave out Know your Rights under the Constitution pamphlets to local businesses and doctors offices.