Chuck Aldrich as Richard Conway, 1740-1806, an Alexandria gentleman, merchant and politician, as well as a Revolutionary War captain and friend of George Washington.
Mayor Allison Silberberg will sign the official Proclamation commemorating Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, in Council Chambers at City Hall on Sept, 12, at 11 a.m. The signing marks the country’s 230th birthday.
Participating in the signing are students from Mt. Vernon Community School, Jefferson-Houston Pre-K–8, Samuel W. Tucker Public School and Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. Also attending are Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) Interim Superintendent Lois F. Berlin, school staff and members of five local DAR chapters.
Chuck Aldrich, a colonial re-enactor portraying Richard Conway, merchant and friend of George Washington, will explain how he and fellow Alexandrians saw the events that unfolded in Philadelphia.
To commemorate the Constitution, students from four city public schools will sing the “Preamble” and “The Bill of Rights RAP.” The music was composed by Debra Lindsay, music teacher at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School.