Constitution Week starts, William Few is honored

The Augusta Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution gathered Tues­day to mark the start of Constitution Week and to honor Augusta’s Col. William Few, one of only two signers of the U.S. Constitution from Georgia.

 

“The constitution is a very unique document,” said Patricia Croft, regent of the Augusta chapter. “People all over the world look to our constitution as a model for government. It ensures our rights but it also outlines our responsibilities.

“We just need to realize how precious a document it is and that it is up to the people to continue to ensure that the Constitution is enforced.”

On hand at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to mark the event were Mayor Hardie Davis, North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones and Revolutionary War soldier re-enactors.

There were also 125 schoolchildren in attendance, some of whom helped retire a U.S. flag.

Children also got to learn about Few and how he lost a brother to the British during the war.

“He was a soldier and a patriot,” Croft said of Few.

 

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