Honoring the Constitution

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Vicksburg resident Tiffany Leese Luke looks on from beneath her umbrella as Josephine Gilliland, regent of the Ashmead Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, center, introduces participants in the observance of Constitution Week outside the Old Court House Museum Tuesday. During the event, members of the Sarah Randolph Boone Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution recited the Pledge of Allegience, Dr. Clarissa Davis sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” Mayor Laurence Leyens read a proclamation and the Rev. Scott Reiber of Westminster Presbyterian Church spoke on being a Christian citizen. About 25 people attended the event sponsored by the Ashmead chapter of DAR. The U.S. Constitution was completed and signed on Sept. 17, 1787. (The Vicksburg Post/C. Todd Sherman)