Guest Opinion: Constitution Week asks some key questions about history


September 13, 2012


Esther Reed Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Each year The President of the United States, in accordance with Public Law 915, proclaims the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. Traditionally both our governor and our mayor also issue such proclamations. Regrettably, many of us give little thought to these proclamations, and may even be unaware of why they are issued.

Most of us are fully aware of the significance of the date July 4, 1776, but fewer regard Sept. 17, 1787, as being a date of equal significance to our national life. Yet it...

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