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Letter: Let us celebrate Constitution Week

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Let us celebrate the legacy and commemorate the 235th anniversary of the Constitution and the 231st anniversary of the first 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights.

Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23. This annual celebration was set aside in 1955 and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1956.

Remember reciting the Preamble to the Constitution in grade school? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The Preamble was written by Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) of Delaware.

James Madison of Virginia is called the “Father of the Constitution” because at the Constitutional Convention he prepared and took notes of the day’s proceedings. Princeton educated, he ...

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