Celebrating America’s Most Important Document

In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.

DAR members Susan Palmer, Debra Lindsay, Linda Greenberg, student Arianna Espiritu (Mom Guinevere Que) Linda Ferrara, Mayor Justin Wilson, and Harriet Tillie Cassidy.
(Photo by Lucelle O’Flaherty)

Alexandria, VA – Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. The local DAR chapters were represented at City Hall on August 28, 2020 with Mayor Justin Wilson who read a Proclamation with Councilwoman Amy Jackson.

Arianna Espirtu, a twelve-year old Francis C. Hammond Middle School student, presented a message on the U.S. Constitution. She was accompanied by her mother, Guinevere Que.

The Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members which were present were Debra Lindsay, Susan Palmer, Tillie Cassidy, Linda Ferrara, Linda Greenberg and Councilwoman Amy Jackson.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 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 on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.”

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