Letter to the Editor: Constitution Week reminds us about freedoms we enjoy


Wednesday began the national celebration of Constitution Week. Many Americans will observe this week-long commemoration of America’s most important document, but others may never have heard of it; it is one of our country’s lesser known official observances.

Our rights guaranteed by the Constitution are so ingrained that we often do not consciously think of the Constitution until we feel our rights are threatened. In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed as Public Law 915, on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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. Constitution Week helps remind us that the Constitution is a living document that guarantees the freedoms Americans enjoy.

Susan M. Walls, regent,
Narrow Passage Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution