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Brief: 2012 if the 57th Anniversary of Constitution Week

2012 is the 57th anniversary of Constitution Week

Miss Gertrude S. Carraway, while President General of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), was responsible for the annual designation of September 17-23 as Constitution Week. The NSDAR made its own resolution for Constitution Week, which was adopted April 21, 1955.

Members of the United States Congress received the DAR resolution and on June 7, 1955, the resolution was discussed in the Senate. The first resolution to observe Constitution Week was made June 14, 1955, by Senator William F. Knowland of California. Following the passage of the resolution by both Houses of Congress, President Eisenhower issued his proclamation on August 19, 1955.

The first observance of Constitution Week was so successful that on January 5, 1956, Senator Knowland introduced a Senate Joint Resolution to have the President designate September 17-23 annually as Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted on July 23 1956, and signed into Public Law 915 on August 2, 1956.

For his patriotic aid and interest, Senator Knowland received an Award of Commendation from the NSDAR, in April 1956.

For the third year in a row, the Craig City Council voted unanimously to recognize Constitution Week with a proclamation signed on September 11, 2012. At noon on September 17 members of the Augusta Wallihan Chapter NSDAR will be joined by other interested parties to ring bells throughout Craig to commemorate this important American document.

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