From September 17-23, the Lake Erie College community will recognize Constitution Week with a series of events on and near campus.
Celebrated each year, Constitution Week is a federal observance in the United States commemorating the adoption of the country’s Constitution in 1787. The week is intended to help individuals learn about the Constitution and the country’s founding as well as to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting the important document.
The week will kick off with an event coordinated by Rep. Ron Young, R-Leroy Township on Saturday, September 17 in downtown Painesville at the gazebo. Held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the event will feature several local leaders as they present their thoughts on diversity, unity, and our founding fathers’ commitment that “formed the bedrock in the Constitution.”
On Monday, September 19, all are invited to attend the “Ringing of the Bells” ceremony, a special event with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. that day at the statue of Edward Paine located in the triangle between Washington Street and Mentor Avenue.
Attendees at “Ringing of the Bells” are encouraged to bring bells and flags or to wear red, white and blue and make a lot of noise, as bells will be ringing all over the country at this time. The event will feature a reading of the preamble, a ceremonial bell ringing and a presentation from the color guard of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Finally, representatives from The League of Women Voters will be available on campus each day of the week from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the main lobby of the Arthur S. Holden Center to help individuals register to vote.
For more information on Constitution Week, visit http://www.dar.org/national-society/education/constitution-week.Back To News