The U.S. Constitution is arguably one of the most important documents in U.S. history, alongside the Declaration of Independence. Constitution Week is coming up and the Brigadier General Richard Winn chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sharing information about the Constitution and its history.
“The Daughters of the American Revolution urges all citizens to study the Constitution and reflect on the privilege of being an American with all the rights and responsibilities which that privilege involves,” said Dianne Breyfogle, Second Vice Regent of the Spring Hill chapter.
Constitution Week, which takes place each year September 17-23, began after the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside a week to observe the U.S. Constitution. The resolution was adopted by Congress and signed into law in August 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“The framers created a Constitution that translated into law the ideals upon which our nation was built,” said DAR President General Ann Dillon. “Their vision was so forward thinking that their words still guide us today. No American history education can be complete without a thorough understanding of the impact the Constitution has had on the lives of American citizens past and present.”
Thompson Station Mayor Corey Napier has already issued a proclamation for Constitution Week. Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham will issue a proclamation September 17.
The Spring Hill DAR chapter will be placing Constitution Day proclamations, constitution preamble bookmarks and Constitution Day educational resources in schools in Maury and Williamson counties, as well as setting up a display at the Spring Hill library featuring Constitution Week articles and items. To learn more about Constitution Week, visit www.dar.org or for information about teacher resource materials, contact firstname.lastname@example.org