Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, right, presents a proclamation to Roberta Day Idzorek, Regent of the Valle Grande Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, declaring Sept. 17-23 ‘Constitution Week’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos County Council declared Sept. 17-23 “Constitution Week” in Los Alamos County, during its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4 in Council Chambers.
Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler presented the proclamation to Roberta Day Idzorek, Regent of the Valle Grande Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
WHEREAS: September 17, 2018, marks the two hundred thirty-first 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 Sept. 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 Sept. 17-23, 2018 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.