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Saturday, September 26 News

DAR to mark Constitution Week

The Roger Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, which serves Greater New Milford, will celebrate Constitution Week Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local DAR members will be at the bandstand to commemorate Constitution Week, which runs Sept. 17-23.

The NSDAR initiated the observance in 1955, when the service organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate Sept.17-23 of each year to the commemoration of Constitution Week.

Congress adopted the resolution, and on Aug. 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law #915.

The celebration’s goals are threefold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to remind the public that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation for its way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens’ responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the U.S. Constitution.

DAR has been the foremost advocate for the awareness, promotion and celebration of Constitution Week.