It was 225 years ago Monday the United States Constitution was adopted, and to mark the occasion, North Central Ohio Conservative members hosted an event on the Seneca County courthouse lawn.
Jim Green, NCOC president, said this is the biggest Constitution Day event the group had attempted, which included speakers in period attire, patriotic songs from the Minstrel Singers and the raising of the flag by the United Veterans Council.
Green said the purpose was to provide a "better understanding of the Constitution and the country."
PHOTO BY NICK DUTRO
Ben Franklin, portrayed by Bob Stark of Midland, Mich., gives a speech about the Constitutional Convention and the history involved in the adoption of the document during a Constitution Day event Monday afternoon.
Highlights of the event included a discussion of the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention by Ben Franklin, portrayed by Bob Stark of Midland, Mich., and the reading of the Preamble, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by NCOC members.
Attendees included three classes of fifth-grade students from Noble Elementary, who used the event to reflect on Monday's significance.
"I hoped to reach the children in a fun way, to see that history of the country," said Barbara Bond, chair of the NCOC education committee, which helped organize the event.
Students also had a chance to answer questions about the document and the founding of the United States, and were given copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Green said he hopes to continue the event in years to come.