From left, Hillsboro mayor Justin Harsha presented a proclamation in honor of Constitution Week to local Daughters of the American Revolution members Vicki Knauff and Jane Stowers Tuesday. (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
From left, Hillsboro mayor Justin Harsha presented a proclamation in honor of Constitution Week to local Daughters of the American Revolution members Vicki Knauff and Jane Stowers Tuesday. (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Hillsboro Mayor Justin Harsha presented a proclamation Tuesday morning in honor of Constitution Week, which is recognized annually Sept. 17-23.

Jane Stowers and Vicki Knauff, members of the local Waw-wil-a-way Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, accepted the proclamation.

According to the proclamation, “Sept. 17, 2020 marks the 233rd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate the occasion.”

As one of those celebrations, Stowers invited everyone in the community to join in ringing bells Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. for “Bells Across America,” in recognition of the anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.

Through the proclamation, Harsha also encouraged “our citizens to reaffirm the ideals the framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained.”