Monday, September 12, 2016

Nanih Waiya Chapter DAR Promotes Constitution Awareness Week

Pictured front l to r: Mary Tabor, Mayor Will Hill and Susan Clark
Pictured back l to r: Pam Kirk, Ramona Hughes, Paula Fulton, Charlotte Cornish, Deanie Graves and Peggy Crawford.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The United States of America functions as a republic under the Constitution. This idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world. All citizens across the country are encouraged to take time during the week of September 17-23 to reflect on our heritage of freedom and come together to celebrate America. As we commemorate this document's profound impact on our everyday lives, may we as Americans strive to uphold its vision of freedom and justice for all. During Constitution Week, and throughout the year, let us resolve to stay true to the spirit of patriotism and to preserve the United States of America.
Nanih Waiya Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Mary Tabor, Susan Clark, Peggy Crawford, and Pam Kirk
Mary Tabor, Paula Fulton, Susan Clark, Pam Kirk, and Darlene Bane