Constitution Week

In spite of high winds, cancellations and rain, Upstate mayors from five local towns and cities signed proclamations designating Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. Members from the Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution perform this annual ritual with enthusiasm. Pictured, clockwise from top left, are Pickens mayor David Owens, Liberty mayor Eric Boughman, Easley mayor Larry Bagwell and Six Mile councilman James Atkinson, all shown with DAR Members signing their respective proclamations. “We see it as part of our civic duty, and the mayors are always so eager to be a part of the event,” chapter regent Anne Kilpatrick said. The celebration’s goals are threefold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation of our way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens’ responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution. Mayors from Easley, Pickens, Six Mile, Liberty and Central all took part in the proclamation signings. For more information about the DAR and its programs, visit Not pictured is Central mayor Mac Martin. He signed a proclamation, but no picture was taken.