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Nacogdoches DAR honor Constitution anniversary with the ringing of the bell

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

In the summer of 1787, 55 men, who are now known as the framers, sat in Independence Hall in Philadelphia and effectively redesigned the constitution.

After much debate, the historical document was signed on September 17.

On Sunday, the Daughters of American Revolution commemorated the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.

DAR drew attention to the historic date in many ways, including ringing the bell at the Old University building in Nacogdoches 230 times.

The 420th District Judge Edwin Klein said the core value of the system of the government are laid in its the foundation.

"It's really important for people. If you don't know people or don't have people that you know are in other countries, it's difficult to appreciate how lucky we are, how blessed we are to have our constitution, our system of government," Klein said. "Because the benefits and the freedoms and the blessings that we enjoy on a daily basis here aren't experienced world wide. And so that's why some of the people are trying to come here because they want to experience the same rights and privileges that we have."

Adding a unique fact, DAR organizer Patye Greer explained the bell, which was rung, was manufactured by a man who once was an apprentice under Paul Revere.

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