DAR receives city proclamation for Constitution WeekFrom STAFF REPORTS
The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the local General Daniel Newnan Chapter DAR received a Constitution Week proclamation recently at a Newnan City Council meeting.
In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizensâ€â ¢ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for Americaâ€â ¢s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution.
The local chapter believes that Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document which is the safeguard of our American liberties, said representatives.
The General Daniel Newnan Chapter meets monthly on third Saturdays and welcomes guests and prospective members.
For meeting and membership information call Jeannine Jackson, membership chairperson, 770-253-6517; or Chapter Regent Audrey Knight, 770-251-4672.