DAR celebrates Constitution Week

first_img Published 8:24 pm Friday, September 14, 2012 This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Email the author The Oliver Wiley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will join other DAR members across the nation in celebrating Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.As part of the week-long celebration, Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 Constitution Week in Troy.The mayor’s proclamation encourages all citizens across the country to take time the week to guard that which is committed to Americans by their forefathers … freedom. “The Constitution by itself cannot guarantee liberty,” Wright said.“A nation’s people can remain free only by being responsible citizens who are willing to learn about the rights of each arm of government and require that each is accountable for its own function.“Therefore, Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document, which is the safeguard of our American liberties.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Skip Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The aims of the celebration are to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity, inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for the American way of life and encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.“The United States of America functions as a Republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people,” Skibba said.“This landmark idea that men had the unalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the driving force of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.”Merry Ann Wright, president general of the DAR, said that Americans must remember and teach that those who wrote the Constitution believed that no government can create freedom but the government must guard freedom rather than encroach upon the freedoms of its people. You Might Like HQ opened Pike County Republican candidates and party supporters gathered for the official opening of the Pike County Republican Party Headquarters on… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Secrets Revealed “The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution,” said Rebecca Skibba, regent Oliver Wiley Chapter, DAR.“In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.“The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.” DAR celebrates Constitution Week Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more