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Letter: Let freedom ring

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Constitution Week is the commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. For 232 years, the Constitution has stood as testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain our liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually for the observance of Constitution Week. President Eisenhower signed this resolution into law in 1956. The Cricket Hill chapter of the NSDAR encourages all citizens of Mathews to study the historical events leading to the framing of the Constitution and to protect and defend the Constitution.

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors has issued a Proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 Constitution Week in Mathews County. The Cricket Hill chapter, NSDAR, invites you to visit Mathews Memorial Library this week to view the Constitution and the beautiful patriotic display celebrating this important event in ou...

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