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DAR to ring the bells in Boardman

August 22, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) holds a nation-wide bell ringing ceremony to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, 1787, according to local DAR member Carol Tallman.

"We will be celebrating by reading the preamble to the constitution and ringing bells at four when the constitution was signed," Tallman said. "We will be starting the gathering at 3:30. This year we will be at Road of Remembrance Rock on Market Street and Newport Drive in Boardman."

The Mahoning County chapter of DAR is hoping for a good turnout at the Boardman location. She said there will be some bells there for ringing and everyone will get a copy of the Preamble of the Constitution. For those who can't make it, or have a business in the area, she said they can take part just by ringing a bell.

The Mahoning County DAR currently has around 100 members. To be a member, one has to prove a family tree that involves someone in the American Revolution.

"You have to trace your family back to a Revolutionary War soldier in order to be a member," Tallman said. "And would you believe there are about 70 Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Mahoning County?"

As for the Road of Remembrance Rock, Tallman said it is from the Revolutionary War and Denise Debartolo helped DAR purchase the rock.

Besides remembering historic events from the birth of the Nation, DAR members also work with veterans.



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