Constitution Week

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.

 

 

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Last Updated: April 3, 2013

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