Mayor Terry Gardner issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 17 as Constitution Day. The proclamation was received by members of Dorcheat-Bistineau Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and their families.
The observance of Constitution Week was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956. President George W. Bush officially started the observance of Constitution Week in 2002. The Constitution, which is the basis of the American form of government, was adopted on September 17, 1787. It is a living document that assures each citizen of the freedoms we cherish and appreciate. The DAR helps keep our ancestors’ legacy alive by promoting the ideals they fought valiantly to give their descendants.