Communities throughout southwestern Utah have known Sept. 17-23 as “Constitution Week.”

Mayors in 8 Washington County towns and cities learn reliable declarations marking the popularity, caused through native individuals of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The week encourages learn about and mirrored image at the occasions of September, 1787 that resulted in the framing of the Constitution.

The DAR initiated the observance in 1955, in line with the gang’s reliable historical past, with the group petitioning Congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signing it into legislation the next 12 months.

“The framers created a Constitution that translated into law the ideals upon which our nation was built,” DAR President General Ann Dillon stated. “Their vision was so forward thinking that their words still guide us today. No American history education can be complete without a thorough understanding of the impact the Constitution has had on the lives of American citizens past and present.”

The Color Country Chapter of the DAR, based totally in St. George, inspired native municipalities to acknowledge the week as smartly, announcing the once a year observance supply alternatives for academic projects and neighborhood outreach.

“By fostering knowledge of and appreciation for the Constitution and the inalienable rights it affords to all Americans, DAR helps keep alive the memory of the men and women who secured our nation’s independence, whose bravery and sacrifice made possible the liberties we enjoy today,” in line with a press unlock from the native bankruptcy.


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