Mayor Allison Silberberg celebrated Constitution Week on Monday, Sept. 12, with students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, Samuel W. Tucker, Mt. Vernon Community School and Jefferson-Houston. The annual event celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The event is organized by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). “This is an important event for Alexandria’s children,” said Linda Greenberg, Constitution Week chair for the local John Alexander chapter of the DAR. “It brings children into contact with real life politicians. It makes the process real and encourages them to get engaged.” The event included songs from the students about the preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.