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home : news : greenwood July 27, 2015

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9/16/2013 3:53:00 AM
DAR leads celebration of Constitution Week
Brian King
Staff Writer

The Constitution is one of the most important documents in America, defining what our founding fathers intended the nation to be. The Mt. Ariel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is based in Hodges, will be leading a celebration of Constitution Week, held annually the week of Sep. 17-23.

“Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document,” said Janice Ford, chairman of the Mt. Ariel Chapter of DAR. “Sometimes we may take (the Constitution) for granted. We want to keep it in front of people so they can understand the events that led up to this unprecedented event.”

Ford and her organization have put up a display at the Greenwood County Library describing the Constitution and what it means to America. The group will also visit a fifth grade social studies class at Rice Elementary during the week of the celebration.

“(The Constitution) is a major part of our nation’s history,” said Johnathan Graves, community services coordinator for Greenwood School District 50. “It will give the class a chance to look back at our forefathers and see the leadership roles and, hopefully, encourage them to become leaders themselves.”

DAR petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside the week of Sep. 17-23 annually to celebrate Constitution Week. Congress adopted the resolution and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into law on Aug. 2, 1956.

The purpose of Constitution Week is to emphasize the responsibilities of citizens 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 Sep. 1787.



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