Canton celebrates document, proclaims ‘Constitution Week’
by Joshua Sharpe
jsharpe@cherokeetribune.com
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Pam Dover of the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution came to the Canton City Council meeting in full Constitution-era dress to be presented with the proclamation of Sep. 17 to 23 as ‘Constitution Week’ in Canton. Above: Dover listens as Mayor Gene Hobgood reads the proclamation during the meeting.
Staff/Joshua Sharpe
Pam Dover of the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution came to the Canton City Council meeting in full Constitution-era dress to be presented with the proclamation of Sep. 17 to 23 as ‘Constitution Week’ in Canton. Above: Dover listens as Mayor Gene Hobgood reads the proclamation during the meeting.
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CANTON — During the Canton City Council meeting Thursday night, Mayor Gene Hobgood proclaimed Sep. 17 to 23 as “Constitution Week,” in Canton to celebrate the 226th anniversary of the United States’ most-revered governing document.

While presenting the proclamation to Pam Dover of the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution’s Hightower Trail chapter, Hobgood said the U.S. Constitution is a “magnificent” document, of which residents should actively pursue a better understanding.

Having a firm grasp of the ideals laid out within the Constitution is an “essential element” of the future of the country and the “civic health of its populace,” he said.

Hobgood said Canton’s observance of Constitution Week is in conjunction with the same week proclaimed by the president and celebrated throughout the United States each year.

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