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State correct to observe Constitution Literacy Week

Mar 16, 2012 - Susan Heermann, Riverton


As members of Fremont Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution we take great pride in preserving the U.S. Constitution and celebrating Constitution Week.

This September marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, and in its observance our Wyoming Society of NSDAR has a goal to provide every fifth-grade student in the state with a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Our tradition of celebrating Constitution Week began in 1955, when DAR petitioned the U.S. Congress to set aside Sept. 17 to Sept. 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 No. 915 on Aug. 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank State Rep. Pete Illoway of Laramie for sponsoring a joint resolution, in partnership with the Wyoming State Society, NSDAR, to commemorate 2012 as The Year of Constitutional Literacy in the State of Wyoming.

We appreciate Rep. Illoway's efforts to obtain signatures from the Wyoming State Legislature, and his support of DAR. The Wyoming State Society, NSDAR, sends its appreciation and thanks to all of the Wyoming State Legislators for signing this resolution.

As regent of Fremont Chapter, I join the chapter in extending a special thank-you to State Sen. Cale Case of for reading the resolution on the Wyoming Senate floor.

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