Constitution week

Sept. 17-23 is an important week for all Americans to celebrate.

What is it, you may wonder.

It is a tradition of celebrating what was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1955.

Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside the week of Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by Congress.

It was signed into public law H915 on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

It is the Constitution that gives all of us the rights and freedom that we enjoy each day without thinking how we got them.

The aim of the celebration is to emphasize the citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution and preserving it for prosperity.

The Constitution is the basis for American heritage and the foundation for our way of life.

Study the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for all people around the world.

Barbara Jackson

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