Citizens urged to know their Constitutional rights and duties

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Meredith Patterson delivers a speech today at the Orleans County Legislature meeting, a speech that helped her win the zone competition of the American Legion Oratorical Contest on Feb. 6 in Mount Morris, qualifying her for the state competition March 5 in Albany.

Patterson, an Albion senior, said the Constitution was crafted with “fortitude and perfection” to last more than 200 years and counting. She urged people to research and understand the Constitution, calling the document a job description for citizens.

Orleans County Legislature Vice Chairwoman Lynne Johnson is pictured in back of Patterson.