Celebrate the Constitution

From left: Jane Longshore, Blount County Probate Judge Chris Green (signing the official proclamation declaring September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Blount County), and Marla Smith.

From left: Jane Longshore, Blount County Probate Judge Chris Green (signing the official proclamation declaring September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Blount County), and Marla Smith.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week and the resolution was signed into public law on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

This week is a great time to learn more about the Constitution and celebrate the freedoms it gives. The local Warrior Rivers Chapter of DAR invites the public to visit the Constitution displays in the Blount County Museum and the Oneonta Public Library. To learn more about DAR, visit www.DAR.org.

-Ginger Perkins