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NSDAR celebrates Constitution Week

The Judith Randolph- Longwood Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), celebrated Constitution Week at its Sept. 14 meeting. Jennings Custis, Head of Upper School at Fuqua, spoke about George Wythe and 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. The 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.

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. George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in 2002.