Washburn DAR recognizes Constitution Week
To the editor:
Each year, the week of Sept. 17 through 23 is set aside to pay homage to the Constitution of the United States of America.
The Washburn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution urges all Americans to review this document which provides the framework of our government.
The Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776; the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1777; and the United States Constitution was completed on Sept. 17, 1787 and ratified in 1788. The Bill of Rights became a part of the Constitution in 1791.
These documents formed the core of our nationís philosophical foundation. They symbolize the United Statesí commitment to the natural rights of its citizens.
Our constitution provides for the president, congress and supreme court. It has been amended 27 times to spell out in detail certain rights and freedoms.
Many lives have been given to our constitution. This week is a good time to honor the sacrifice of the brave patriots who continue to defend the greatest country on Earth, the United States of America.
Washburn Chapter, DAR