Celebrate the foundation of America: DAR promotes Constitution Week Sept. 17-23
By Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Sep 17, 2023
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Sherman, Texas - Sherman, Texas -- The observance for Constitution Week runs annually from September 17 to September 23.  It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution, but it was George W. Bush who officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in September 2002.

The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the United States Constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.

Specifically, the Daughters of the American Revolution state the purpose of Constitution Week to:

Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.

Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.

Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Nationwide, The Daughters of the American Revolution observe Constitution Week by ringing bells at 4:00 p.m. EST on Constitution Day, September 17, obtaining proclamations from public officials, creating displays in schools, libraries, courthouses, and other public areas, distributing copies of the Constitution, Preamble to the Constitution, and other patriotic literature, and other efforts to educate their community
about the Constitution. 

Locally Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter will meet on Thursday, September 21, to celebrate Constitution Week. They also distributed flags, bells to ring on Constitution Day, pencils, books on the Constitution, posters and information about the Constitution to three local schools.

For more information, the email contact is mjrdaughters@gmail.com.