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Letter: Honoring Constitution Week

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Cricket Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution supports our U.S. Constitution each year by requesting the Board of Supervisors recognize Constitution Week Sept. 17-23.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 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 #915 on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

As a member of the chapter I attended a naturalization ceremony in Richmond a few years ago. I really have a deeper understanding of what it means to become a citizen of our country. I hope you take the time to encourage your family to learn the Preamble to the Constitution as we did in school.

Every DAR meeting begins with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United St...

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