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Constitution Week proclaimed at City Council meeting

Posted: September 14, 2014 1:51 p.m.
Updated: September 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.
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Mayor Tony Scully and Shirley Ransom

The proclamation of Constitution Week was made Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the City Council meeting.

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution member, Shirley Ransom was present at the meeting where she had the honor of receiving the proclamation.

Constitution Week was started in 1955 by Gertrude S. Carraway, the president General of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It started within the Daughters of the American Revolution organization and was declared a national week of observance in 1956.

The purposes of Constitution week are to show citizens how important it is to protect and defend the Constitution, inform people that the Constitution is the foundation for America’s great heritage, and to encourage people to become familiar with the historical events that led to the molding of the Constitution in September of 1787.

In Camden, the DAR Hobkirk Hill Chapter will acknowledge Constitution Week by posting a public awareness banner on the Price House, placing Colonial American Flags on Broad St., distributing educational materials in schools and promoting programs on the Constitution.

Hobkirk Hill Chapter DAR members have already started promoting the week long recognition around town and to schools, and they are encouraging everyone to participate. They have supplied each high school and middle school with a commemorative poster and a proclamation.

"All citizens are encouraged to embrace the Constitution that safeguards our American liberties, and to pause to reflect on its importance as an icon of freedom for people around the world," said Regent Paddy M. Bell.

Constitution Week will be observed Sept. 17-23.

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