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Letter: Constitution Week

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Constitution Week was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to establish September 17-23 annually for the observance of Constitution Week. Congress adopted the resolution and it was signed into law on Aug. 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The aims of the celebration are:

Emphasize your responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.Inform everyone that the Constitution is the basis for America’s heritage and the foundation for our way of life.Make people aware of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September of 1787.Did you know that a Virginian named John Paul Jones helped bring about the freedom we enjoy today? He was a Scottish sailor who settled in Virginia in 1773. He helped to found the first Continental Navy and was the first officer to receive a commission of senior lieutenant. He destroyed or captured many British ships during the R...

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