Celebrating the Constitution


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Pictured are members of the local DAR George Clinton Chapter — from left Claire Ropp, Leslie Holmes, Frances Sharp, Mayor John M. Stanforth, Barbara Scarboro and Mary Jane Johnson — receiving a proclamation for Constitution Week 2017.


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Constitution Week is celebrated annually Sept. 17-23 honoring the most important American document.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 with a resolution which was adopted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 12, 1956. In 2002, President George W. Bush officially declared the inception of an annual Constitution Week.

The commitment of the NSDAR is to encourage study and educate the public about the Constitution, which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on Sept. 17, 1787.

A Constitution Week display will be available for viewing in the entryway of the Wilmington Public Library beginning this Friday.

For more information about Constitution Week and on the Daughters of the American Revolution, you can visit www.dar.org

Pictured are members of the local DAR George Clinton Chapter — from left Claire Ropp, Leslie Holmes, Frances Sharp, Mayor John M. Stanforth, Barbara Scarboro and Mary Jane Johnson — receiving a proclamation for Constitution Week 2017.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/09/web1_constitution-week.jpgPictured are members of the local DAR George Clinton Chapter — from left Claire Ropp, Leslie Holmes, Frances Sharp, Mayor John M. Stanforth, Barbara Scarboro and Mary Jane Johnson — receiving a proclamation for Constitution Week 2017. Courtesy photo

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