Crossville Mayor James Mayberry proclaimed
US Constitution Week and presented the
proclamation to members of the
Crab Orchard DAR.
US Constitution Week has been proclamed as September 17 through the 23 by Crossville Mayor James Mayberry. The proclamation was read during the city council's regular September meeting.
Members of the Crab Orchard Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor the annual celebration locally and were present and received the proclamation.
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.
- 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.