The Eel River Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution held a weeklong celebration of Constitution Week Sept. 17 to 23.

Members kicked off the week by hanging a banner at the VFW hall in Fortuna. On display around the base of the banner were decorative patriotic rocks that members painted. A bell ringing ceremony was performed on Sept. 17, with bells rung for one full minute to celebrate the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

On Sept. 11, the Eel River Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Richard Guadagno, former manager of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Guadagno lost his life aboard United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in a field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. He was one of 40 passengers and crew members aboard Flight 93 who thwarted an attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Twenty-five people attended the wreath-laying ceremony.