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|Oakley DAR urges citizens to reflect|
Members of Oakley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution join the state and nation in the celebration of Constitution Week, September 17-23.
*What is the Constitution of the United States of America?
* How did it come into being?
* How does it affect our lives every day?
"Every American should be able to answer these three questions," said DAR regent Charlotte White.
"On June 7, 1965, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C. presented a resolution to the United States Senate and House of Representatives setting forth the observance of Constitution Week. Following its unanimous passage by Congress, President Dwight Eisenhower issued a nation-wide proclamation designating September 17-23 as Constitution Week, Public Law 915.
"The Constitutuion which begins with WE THE PEOPLE, is the set of rules by which our country is governed," continued White. " It is the basis for our three independent branches of government - Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. It protects the rights of individuals and has guided our country since 1789. it contains seven Articles and 27 Amendments.
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights, the bulwark of American civil liberties." White said.
"This annual celebration of Constitution Week," added Mayor Jack Hammons, "encourages citizens of our great country to reflect on the significance of the Constitutttion and to accept responsibility for protecting, defending and preserving it for our posterity.
Every family should have a copy of this important document in their home." Secretary Marian Johnson