Chattanooga Regent's Council Accepts Constitution Proclamation

Monday, September 17, 2018
From left, Christy Torok, Nancy Ward Chapter, NSDAR; Regent Jessica Raz Mines Dumitru, Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR; Lee Parham, Regent Council's chairman, Chickamauga Chapter, NSDAR; Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger; Regent Pamela Randolph, Moccasin Bend Chapter, NSDAR; Regent Stacy Kehoe, Judge David Campbell Chapter, NSDAR; and Regent Joye Bryant Duke, Chickamauga Chapter, NSDAR
From left, Christy Torok, Nancy Ward Chapter, NSDAR; Regent Jessica Raz Mines Dumitru, Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR; Lee Parham, Regent Council's chairman, Chickamauga Chapter, NSDAR; Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger; Regent Pamela Randolph, Moccasin Bend Chapter, NSDAR; Regent Stacy Kehoe, Judge David Campbell Chapter, NSDAR; and Regent Joye Bryant Duke, Chickamauga Chapter, NSDAR
The Daughters of the American Revolution Regent’s Council met with Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger at the courthouse for the signing of the Constitution Proclamation.  County Mayor Coppinger presented the proclamation to Lee Parham, Regent Council’s chairman from the Chickamauga Chapter, NSDAR.   T
25pt;">he proclamation will officially recognize Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.

The Daughters of the American Revolution initiated the observance in 1955, when the organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate Sept. 17–23 of each year to the commemoration of Constitution Week. Congress adopted the resolution, and on Aug. 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law #915.

The celebration’s goals are threefold: to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787; to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation of our way of life; and to emphasize U.S. citizens’ responsibility to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.

DAR has been the foremost advocate for the awareness, promotion and celebration of Constitution Week. This annual observance provides opportunities for educational initiatives and community outreach, two mission areas of importance to the national society’s work. By fostering knowledge of and appreciation for the Constitution and the inalienable rights it affords to all Americans, DAR helps to keep alive the memory of the men and women who secured the nation’s independence, said officials. 

“The framers created a Constitution that translated into law the ideals upon which our nation was built,” said DAR President General Ann Dillon. “Their vision was so forward thinking that their words still guide us today. No American history education can be complete without a thorough understanding of the impact the Constitution has had on the lives of American citizens past and present.” 

The five area chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank County Mayor Coppinger for his time, commitment to the constitution, and the Proclamation which is now on display at the downtown library.



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