Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nanih Waiya DAR Celebrates Constitution Week

The national celebration of Constitution Week began on September 17, 2018. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.

The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution asked Mayor Will Hill to sign a proclamation stating that the week of September 17-23 would be recognized as Constitution Week.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually fo the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted and signed into law in 1956 by President Dwight D, Eisenhower.

The aims of the celebration are to emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution and preserving it for posterity; to inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America's heritage and the  foundation for the American way of life; and to encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September, 1787.

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 were 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 patriotism and to preserve the United States of America.