Town, county and Daughters of the American Revolution honor U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week

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By Linda Hobbs

Daughters of the American Revolution

The Sarah Platt Decker Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honors the U.S. Constitution during the annual commemoration of America’s most important document, the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in convention (it was ratified on June 21, 1788).

In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated to the observance of the U.S. Constitution, thereby setting in motion an annual Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law No. 915 on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Sarah Platt Decker Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, organized communities of Pagosa Springs, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Archuleta County and La Plata County to commemorate Constitution Week with proclamations, preambles recited, library displays, bell ringing and banners flown.

Many thanks to the libraries and local governments for acknowledging the U.S. Constitution and the importance it plays in our daily lives. 

If you are interested in information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, please email spdregent@gmail.com.