The Edmond Sun

September 15, 2012

Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate Constitution Week

Elementary media centers receive books

Patty Miller
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Area elementary schools received an unexpected gift from the Samuel King Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Susan Cox presented 16 local elementary school media centers with a copy of Lynne Cheney's book “We the People: The Story of Our Constitution” in anticipation of Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.

Edmond Public School libraries and the Upper Elementary School in Guthrie Public Schools each received a book written by the wife of the former vice-president of the United States to educate upper elementary-aged children on the drafting of the United States Constitution.

The book also contains beautiful illustrations of the Founding Fathers in action, Cox said.

“A highlight of my journey to deliver books was interrupting media director Julia Cohlmia’s class lecture on the Constitution at Northern Hills Elementary to present the book,” Cox said. “The children seemed quite impressed that a Colonial woman wearing period clothing was visiting them.”

On Sept.17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. Students celebrate Constitution Day through activities, parades and demonstrations.

The chapter’s Constitution Week banner will be displayed on the Edmond Women’s Club sign-board (north side, viewable to drivers leaving Edmond via Broadway Extension from Sept. 16-22, said Norma Hughes, DAR member.