Council Proclaims Sept. 17-23 As Constitution Week

County Councilor Chris Chandler, left,  presents Roberta Day Izdorek with a proclamation that recognizes Sept. 17-23 as ‘Constitution Week’ during Tuesday’s Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 



Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler presented a proclamation that recongnizes Sept. 17-23 as “Constitution Week” during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night. The proclamation was given to Roberta Day Izorek of the Valles Grande Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 


WHEREAS: September 17, 2017, marks the two hundred thirtieth 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 17 – 23 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 the Week of September 17 – 23, 2017 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.