Letter to the Editor

Constitution Week time to celebrate

Thursday, September 14, 2017

To the Editor:

The week of Sept. 17-23 is annually designated as Constitution Week in the United States.

Sept. 17 was proclaimed in 1952 as “Citizenship Day” to honor those who had come of age, reached the voting age, and those who had been naturalized during the past year.

With a movement to honor the Constitution, which had been signed Sept. 17, 1787, Congress approved a joint resolution authorizing the president to proclaim Constitution Week starting Sept. 17 of each year.

This is the time for a thoughtful study and consideration of the events that led to the framing of the Constitution and the means for preserving it from those who destroy or weaken it.

Each year on Sept. 17, all four pages of the original Constitution are placed on public display in the rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

Washburn Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, urges all citizens to make an individual commitment to read the Constitution for a better understanding of the importance of this document in our daily lives.

Remember to fly your flag with pride during Constitution Week.

Jinsie S. Bingham

Washburn Chapter NSDAR