Event kicks off Constitution Week

Yoe High student William Wallace reads part of the Constitution as part of a community-wide reading on Sept. 16 at the Milam County Courthouse. A crowd of over 200 attended.

Over 200 county residents gathered at the Milam County Courthouse for an event featuring the reading of the Constitution on Sept. 16.

The event was sponsored by the Masons of Milam County and kicked off Constitution Week and was a first for Milam County.  

The United States Constitution was read aloud without interruption by 22 community leaders and students to remind us of the its importance to our democracy. Community leaders included County Judge David Barkemeyer, District Judge John Youngblood, State Rep. Terry Wilson, Rockdale High student Jaqualyn Crawford, Grand Lodge of Texas secretary Orville O’Neil, Cameron Mayor Connie Anderle, District Attorney Bill Torrey, Thorndale High student Ron Charles Meeker, Cameron Chamber of Commerce Melanie Reed, Three Missions Chapter DAR Regent Debra Heathman, Buckholts High student Jacob Hernandez, attorney Wayne Fisher, Rockdale City Manager Chris Whitaker, Milano Lodge #605 Master Joe Wallace, Rockdale Mayor John King, Milano High student Elizabeth Pedroza, San Andres Lodge Master Casey Stanislaw, Milam County Veterans Services Ken Janicek, Milam County Historical Society Dr. Lucile Estelle, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Rebecca Vasquez, Milano Mayor Rodney Gage, and Cameron Yoe High student William Wallace.

The Milam County Veterans presented and retired the flags, music was provided by the Community in Concert Band and the Milam County 4-H led the pledges.