Members of the Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the historic Newtown Presbyterian Church on North Sycamore Street to celebrate the start of Constitution Week on September 17th.
Regent Sally Haulman read a proclamation issued by the Bucks County Commissioners that recognized September 17th-23rd, 2016 as DAR Constitution Week throughout the County. The date is relevant to the nation’s history because delegates signed the US Constitution 229 years earlier in 1787.
Following the reading, chapter member Nyla Houser played a set of locally-made hand bells. Her performance, and the ringing of other bells by attending members, was part of Bells Across America, a tradition of simultaneous ringing across the nation in celebration of our founding document.