Mayor Kautz Signs Proclamation at Constitution Week Commemoration
Constitutional Scholar Dr. Brion McClanahan spoke at the Constitution Week Luncheon in Atlanta on Sept. 22, commemorating the U.S. Constitution's 225th birthday.
The event, sponsored by the Georgia State Society DAR, broke an attendance record, according to Virginia Grace Lingelbach.
Dr. McClanahan noted, "We need to know what the Founders said about the Constitution." For example, "The Founding Fathers thought the legislative branch would be the most powerful, not the executive . . . But today, questions are asked of presidents that should be asked of states."
During Constitution Week, Chair Janet Perry of the Philadelphia Winn Chapter NSDAR in Lawrenceville, spearheaded the distribution of hundreds of pocket editions of the Constitution to the public. She and her Philadelphia Winn volunteers also delivered Constitutional teaching aids, posters, bookmarks, and other items to branch libraries, schools, and assisted living homes.
Lilburn, Snellville, and Lawrenceville mayors signed official proclamations, and Grayson United Methodist Church rang its bells at designated times throughout the week.
Dr. McClanahan concluded his speach with this reminder: "We live under the liberty of the Founders' posterity."
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Caption: (L to R) Philadelphia Winn Daughters Mary Swint of Lawrenceville, Helen Hay of Lawrenceville, Regent Peggy Freeman of Lilburn, Constitutional Scholar Brion McClanahan, Philadelphia Winn Daughters Debbie Houston of Lilburn, and Tommy Moore of Lawrenceville.