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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Constitution Week Awareness (9/17-9/23/13) - 21st NSDAR

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM

21st NSDAR - Park Ridge/Des Plaines/Niles/Chicago
Visit the Park Ridge Library to see a display. 20 S. Prospect (call for hours)
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

847-720-3230


The 21st Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announces that September 17, 2013, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. ---- The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. --- See our display on the 2nd floor of the Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL


The Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces that September 17, 2013, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week.
 
Visit our display on the 2nd floor of the Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL -- Call for hours of operation.
 
The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances.
 
Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.
 
The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
 
In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The aims of the celebration are to
  1. emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity;
  2. inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and
  3. encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.
 
The United States of America functions as a Republic under the Constitution, which is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live their lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution.
 
Today, the Constitution stands as an icon of freedom for people around the world.
 
 
DAR has served America for 123 years as its foremost cheerleader. Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 175,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries.
 
 
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Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal decent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. The DAR recognizes the term "Patriot" to mean "not only soldiers but also anyone who contributed to the cause of American freedom".
 
If interested in learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution or attending one of our meetings, please contact Dorothy Wilson at (847) 328-6946 for further details or visit the 21st Star DAR website 
 
 
 
 

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