Council Proclaims Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’

DAR Valle Grande Chapter Regent Megan Farrell accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey during the Tuesday night regular council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 15-21 “Constitution Week” in Los Alamos County during its Tuesday night regular council meeting.

Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: September 17, 2019, marks the two hundred thirty-second anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and

WHEREAS: It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary; and

WHEREAS: Constitution Week was initiated by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a patriotic organization that encourages education and historic preservation across America; and

WHEREAS: Constitution Week was officially declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956, as the result of the work of the DAR and the active role of their membership in teaching others how to study and discuss the U.S. Constitution; and

WHEREAS: The local chapter of the DAR is the Valle Grande Chapter, which has been active in Los Alamos for over forty years, and the Chapter will be promoting Constitution Week from September 15 – 21 in Los Alamos, with a goal of educating citizens about this important document and its place in our history;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim September 15 – 21, 2019 as “CONSTITUTION WEEK”

in Los Alamos County, and encourage our citizens to use this time to study the U.S. Constitution and the foundation that the Framers of the Constitution envisioned in 1787 to protect the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties.

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