Celebrate Constitution Week

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23.

The U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) on September 17, 1787, at 4 p.m., 234 years ago.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. This resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The U.S. Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberty, freedom, and inalienable rights.

General John Gibson Chapter DAR, Kyle Ellis, Regent

 

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