Mayor Terry Gardner issued a proclamation declaring September 17 as Constitution Day. The proclamation was received by members of Dorcheat-Bistineau Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution: Chapter Regent Kathy Johnson, Vice Regent Cindy Madden, Registrar and Historian Donna Sutton, and Spencer Creech of Fort Jesup Society Children of the American Revolution.
This year, we celebrate Constitution Week on September 17 – 23. This week of observance was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956. 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.