Celebrating the 2nd Amendment

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Over 300 people gathered to celebrate 2nd Amendment Appreciation day on Tuesday, April 2 at the Stevens County Courthouse lawn in Colville. The ceremony, organized by the Stevens County Commissioners, was led by former state Representative Steve Fuhrman. Jack Smith also spoke about the importance of preserving and defending our 2nd Amendment rights. The 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights protects the citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. The ceremony ended with a prayer by former state Senator Bob Morton and a gun salute. The colors were presented by local veteran organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jared Arnold photo