DAR Invites You to Celebrate Constitution Week
LIBERTY, Septemberr 15, 2016 – The local Libertad Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is inviting the community to celebrate Constitution Week from September 17 – 23, 2016. There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the document that frames America’s federal government.
The local DAR chapter will kick off Constitution Week with a public dedication of a replica Liberty Bell on the grounds of the Price Daniel Meeting Room and a presentation by Mathew Poston, Liberty County attorney. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 at the meeting room behind the Cleveland-Partlow House, 2131 Grand Avenue in Liberty, Texas.
The DAR initiated the observance of Constitution Week in 1955, when the organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate September 17–23 of each year to commemoration of the Constitution. Congress adopted the resolution, and on August 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law #915. The celebration’s goals are threefold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation of our way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens’ responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890. Since its inception, the DAR has admitted more than 950,000 members, who continue to strive to meet the organization’s three key objectives: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. For additional information about DAR and its programs, visit www.dar.org.