Constitution Week ceremonies happening across the east

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Tuesday marks the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

The Constitution was signed 232 years ago on September 17, 1787 and provides the framework for our system of government.

To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and reflect on what it means to be an American, a number of events are happening across the east this week.

In Pitt County, there will be special events in some schools all week, as well as at local churches.

A ringing of the bells ceremony will take place on the steps of the Pitt County courthouse at 4 pm on Tuesday.

There will also be Constitution rocks placed throughout the county for people to find and collect.

In New Bern, people dressed as Richard Dobbs Spaight, Gertrude Carraway and Suffragettes will talk about the Constitution at Tryon Palace Way Station at 3 pm. Mayor Dana Outlaw, Senator Sanderson and Congressman Speciael will be in attendance.

After that, Tryon Palace will take part in the ringing of the bells across America at 4 pm at the gates. Free bells will be given out at the NBCC Library or guests can bring their own.

On Thursday, September 19, the NBCC Library will have a Constitution-themed story time at 4 pm for children in grades 3-5.

Craven County Schools will also host a number of educational events for students.

Constitution Week runs from September 17-23.