NSDAR celebrate Constitution Week

Published 9:41 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Constitution Week at their Sept. 14 meeting. According to a press release, Jennings Custis, of Fuqua School, spoke on George Washington, John Blair and James Madison who were the three Virginia signers of the U.S. Constitution.

Sept. 17 began the national celebration of Constitution Week.

“The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances,” officials said in the release. “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.”

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The release cited in 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution that the week of Sept. 17-23 be for the observance of Constitution Week.

“It was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1956,” officials said in the release. “George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in 2002.”