DAR Celebrates Constitution Week
America celebrates Constitution Week, September 17-23. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.
The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law # 915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Today, the U.S. Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.
Locally, DAR chapters in the area will observe Constitution Sunday together at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin on September 14 at 11 a.m. At a Dunedin City Commission Meeting, Caladesi Chapter will present Mayor Bob Hackworth with a Constitution Flag to fly over Dunedin City Hall during Constitution Week and will receive a proclamation declaring Constitution Week.
On September 15 at 12:30 p.m., Caladesi Chapter will hold its first Fall Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Dunedin. The program, “History of American Flags” will be presented by Floyd Head of Head’s Flags of Tampa.
Any woman 18 years or older, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible to become a member. Call (727) 733-5383 for more information.
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