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DAR celebrates Constitution

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates the 222nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23. State Senator Kevin Engler presented a resolution honoring the event to Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter members. The Proclamation will be displayed at Farmington Public Library. Related materials will also be available at local libraries throughout St. Francois County.

September 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout our history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure the unalienable rights of every American.

Constitution week was initiated by the DAR in 1955, and it was proclaimed by President Dwight Eisenhower on Aug. 19, 1955. The national organization adopted the project to promote the observance of the Constitution with a memorial week beginning on the anniversary of the signing of this document (Sept. 17, 1787).

Each year the members emphasize the responsibility of protecting and defending the Constitution and preserving it for posterity. They understand that the Constitution is our great heritage and the foundation of our country. They also promote study of the historical events which occurred during September 1787. Let us all do our part in reminding America that the Constitution is a living document that guarantees the freedoms Americans enjoy.

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