Libertad Chapter Dar Celebrates Constitution Week

LIBERTY, September 12, 2017 - 2017 is the 62nd anniversary of Constitution Week.  NSDAR Past President General Gertrude S. Carraway was responsible for the annual designation of September 17 – 23 as Constitution Week.  The DAR made its own resolution for Constitution Week, which was adopted April 21, 1955.

Members of the United States Congress received the DAR resolution and on June 7, 1955, the resolution was discussed in the Senate.  The first resolution to observe Constitution Week was made June 14th, 1955, by Senator William F. Knowland of California.  Following the passage of the resolution by both Houses of Congress, President Dwight Eisenhower issued the proclamation on August 19, 1955.

The first observance of Constitution Week was so successful that on January 5, 1956, Senator Knowland introduced a Senate Joint Resolution to have the President designate September 17 – 23 annually as Constitution Week.  The resolution was adopted on July 23, 1956 and signed into Public Law 915 on August 2, 1956.

For his patriotic aid and interest, Senator Knowland received an Award of Commendation from the NSDAR Continental Congress in April 1956.

Libertad Chapter NSDAR has celebrated Constitution Week in a variety of ways in our community: Luncheons, bell ringing, proclamations, Constitution Minutes on the radio, press releases, posters in schools and libraries across the county and special programs.  This year, we will have a special speaker, Logan Pickett, District Attorney of Liberty County at our meeting, Thursday, September 21st, at 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

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