Beginning Monday, September 17 through Sunday, September 23, Williamson County will observe Constitution Week.

At the Williamson County Commission meeting Monday night, Mayor Rogers Anderson read a proclamation, asking residents to note the annual celebration and reaffirm the principle the nation was founded upon.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore will also note the week’s significance in a proclamation at the Tuesday night Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

Director of the Williamson County Library Dolores Green invited residents to the main branch on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. for an ice cream social.

Martha Washington will attend, and there will a selfie station, balloon man, and story time about the Constitution for children.

Constitution Week has been observed in the U.S. since 1955, when the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside the week for remembrance each year.

The Old Glory Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1897 by Susie Rebecca Gentry, and has been active in the community, refurbishing and purchasing markers for Revolutionary War graves, and are active in promoting Constitution Week throughout Franklin and the county.