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Decorah mayor signs proclamation for "Constitution Week" next week

Posted: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 5:44 PM
Decorah Mayor Lorraine Borowski signs a proclamation as DAR member Carol Hasvold looks on

Decorah Mayor Lorraine Borowski has signed a proclamation declaring September 17th through the 23rd as "Constitution Week." 

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) petitioned the U.S. Congress in 1955 to create the annual observance.  Congress adopted the resolution and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law #915 on August 2nd, 1956.

The celebration's goals are to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America's great heritage and the foundation of our way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens' responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.