Parrott-Wood Memorial Library Celebrates U.S. Constitution Week

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library is celebrating The United States Constitution Week on September 17th-23rd with the main celebration on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00 – 7:00. Refreshments will be provided. Guest speakers are Mrs. Ginger Spradlin and Elizabeth Finchum, member of the DAR Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter. The program will take you back in time by explaining how The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. Everyone who attends will receive copy of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America pocket size booklet courtesy of the Hillsdale College in Michigan.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 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 on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The DAR has also erected a structure that is built in tribute to the Constitution of the United States. DAR Constitution Hall, which is a performing arts center, opened in 1929.

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:

  • Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
  • Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
  • Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us. Get involved by encouraging young people to sign the Constitution Week Proclamation Pledge and ask your local community officials to issue a proclamation about Constitution Week. Taken from: (