The tradition of celebrating Constitution Week was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the DAR 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 Public Law #915, on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Constitution Week is commemorated September 17 – 23.
The purpose of this committee is to emphasize the responsibility of protecting and defending the Constitution and preserving it for posterity; understand that the Constitution is our great heritage and the foundation of our country, and to study and promote the historical events that occurred September 1787.