8th graders Emma Phillips and Emma Ballinger joined Jean Gentry and Patsy McFalls from the Daughters of the American Revolution as Assistant Principal Robert Phillips signed the proclamation of September 17-23 as Constitution Week. Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document and is celebrated annually.
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, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.