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Deason Home hosts Constitution Day ceremony

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and students at South Jones High School ring bells Saturday to celebrate Constitution Day. Photo credit WDAM. Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and students at South Jones High School ring bells Saturday to celebrate Constitution Day. Photo credit WDAM.
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Americans across the country are celebrating an important holiday this weekend by ringing bells.  

"Bells Across America" celebrates Constitution Day and Saturday afternoon, the Tallahala chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution rang bells at the historic Deason Home in Ellisville.  

Students from South Jones High School also participated in the ceremony. 

The Constitution was signed in Philadelphia Sept. 17, 1787. 

"Our Constitution is what we live by, it's the supreme law of the land," said Becky Chancellor, treasurer for the Daughters of the American Revolution and a government teacher at South Jones High School. "(The Constitution) is the go-to for everything we do, politically and legally in the United States."   

"Without the Constitution, it would just be an unlawful country and everybody would just be doing whatever they want to, so it helps us establish a base for how to run the place," said Grace Livingston, a senior at South Jones High School. 

This year is also the 60th anniversary of Constitution Week. 

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