MARION, SC – On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. Constitution Week is the commemoration of the Constitution, America's most important document. Celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23, its purpose is to remind and educate the public of the importance of the Constitution to the nation’s history and to its future generations. The goal of the celebration is to raise student awareness of the Constitution in the life of our country.
Members of the Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution annually encourage citizens to observe this important day in our nation's history. For information, visit www.constitutionday.com.
The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1955, when DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Marion County Mayors Bobby Davis (Marion), Barbara Hopkins (Sellers), Bo McMillan (Mullins) and Marion County School Superintendent Dr. Dan Strickland each signed a Proclamation marking September 17–23 as Constitution Week in their municipalities and district. Nichol’s Mayor Lawson Battle was unable to attend the ceremony, but signed a Proclamation on behalf of his citizens as well.
Throughout the week, local schools will be engaged in Constitution Week activities. The Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter provided 400 Preamble bookmarks to be given to eighth graders in Marion County public schools and at Pee Dee Academy. A Constitution Week display will be in the Marion County Library and its branches, with free handouts for the public. Additionally, Curtis Gamble with WJAY Radio, 1280 AM, will be giving Constitution spot announcements each day.
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