The George Clinton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will mark the 232nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.
In 1955, the observance of Constitution Week was initiated by the DAR when it petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate a week of each year to the commemoration of Constitution Week. Congress adopted the resolution and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law 915 in 1956. In 2002, President George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week setting aside Sept. 17-23 each year. DAR encourages study of and education of the public about the Constitution, which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on Sept. 17, 1787.
The George Clinton Chapter promotes Constitution Week in two ways. DAR Constitution Chair Shelby Stevenson assisted by other members will set up a Constitution display in the Wilmington Public Library for library patrons to learn more about this important American document.
The display will be in place during Constitution Week. Recently Mayor John Stanforth of Wilmington met with chapter representatives and signed a proclamation to declare the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Wilmington.
For more information about Constitution Week and the Daughters of the American Revolution, please visit www.dar.org.