DAR promotes Constitution Week awareness starting on Sept. 17
Friday, September 6, 2013
HOLLIS – Constitution Week begins Sept. 17, a weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document.
Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.
U.S. is a republic
The United States of America functions as a republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people.
“This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution,” said Mary Pease, Hollis Regent for the Anna Keys Powers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.
Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has more than 175,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries.
The DAR has long promoted patriotism, education and historical preservation through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants.
For more information about DAR and its programs, visit www.dar.org.