POMEROY — The Constitution of the United States is, arguably, one of the most important documents in our countries history. It stands with the Declaration of Independence as a cornerstone of our republic. The 27 amendments provide the framework for the laws that structure our civilization. It is a living, breathing document that has grown with the United States.
At the Let Freedom Ring event held at the Pomeroy Library on June 30, Meigs County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Scott Powell presented a program about the Constitution.
While aimed at children, his program nevertheless held valuable information for young and old alike. Aided by courthouse intern Eli Hunter, Powell presented all present with pocket copies of the Constitution, and a copy of the specific codes pertaining to the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.
While Powell’s presentation was not an in-depth study of the constitution, he did tie several of the first ten amendments — known as the Bill of Rights — to current events. Among the attendees was State Representative Jay Edwards, who added to the conversation surrounding the Constitution. A brief question-and-answer session followed the presentation, which included topics such as traffic stops and the recently approved medical marijuana grow application.
The event concluded with light refreshments and the chance for the children in attendance to decorate t-shirts with red, white, and blue paint.
The Meigs County District Public Library presented the Let Freedom Ring event.
Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.