Organization promotes Constitution week in schools, libraries

The Lycoming Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are celebrating Constitution Week, which started Sept. 17 and will end Sept. 23, according to a news release.

Lycoming Chapter Chairwoman Jean Reasner and committee members Evelyn Bastian, Marlene Branton and Doris Teufel have provided U.S. Constitution information to five area elementary schools and provided posters to local libraries to assist in educating the public about the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

Fifty five men, the elite of the newly independent 13 American states, met in Philadelphia in the spring of 1787. They created the Constitution of the United States and on Sept. 17, 39 of those men signed that work. It was ratified by the 13 states.

Mayor Derek Slaughter proclaimed this week as the Williamsport recognition of the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It is the 233rd U.S. National Celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution

In 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law recognition of the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as “Constitution Week” throughout the nation.


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