Constitution Week is September 17-23
Constitution Week is celebrated annually September 17-23 to commemorate America’s most important document. Daughters of the American Revolution started this celebration of the Constitution in 1955 by petitioning Congress to set aside September 17-23 each year for Constitution Week. the resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Constitution Week celebration is meant to:
1) Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution;
2) Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and
3) Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.
Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us.
What Our Chapter Does
We donate 1200 Pocket Constitutions to 7 middle schools, donate books about the Constitution to 2 libraries, have displays at local libraries, have cards in restaurants, and receive Proclamations from 3 mayors in our area.