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Daughters of American Revolution celebrate Constitution Week

Members of the Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution – from left, Emily Andrews, Dotty Meyer, Barbara Adams and Ginny Carlin – accept a proclamation from Harford County Executive Mr. David Craig proclaiming Constitution Week in Harford County the week of Sept. 17 to 23. This is the 225th anniversary of the Constitution. In 1955 DAR petitioned Congress to set aside the week of September 17-23 to honor the Constitution and the petition was signed into law by President Eisenhower the next year. The Constitution is the oldest document still in use that outlines the self-government of a people. DAR's Constitution Hall built in 1928 is the only structure erected in tribute to the Constitution of the United States of America. DAR is the largest women's patriotic organization in the world with more than 165,000 members and 3,000 chapters and it promotes patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and programs for new immigrants. For DAR information, visit http://www.dar.org or call 410-879-9503.

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