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DAR celebrating Constitution Week

The Captain Lawrence Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is reminding everyone of the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

“Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document,” the group said in a news release. “It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights to every American.”

This group said the 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. The resolution was later adopted by the US Congress and signed into public law on Aug. 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

DAR has also erected a structure that is built in tribute to the Constitution of the United States, DAR Constitution Hall, which  opened in 1929.

“The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life and encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787,” the group said. “Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us.”