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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Mayor Proclaims Constitution Week

Constitution Week is Sept. 17-23


September 7, 2017

WAITSBURG – September 17 marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States and Waitsburg resident Susan Donegan wanted to make sure the date was given proper recognition. Donegan is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and approached the Waitsburg City Council about issuing a proclamation recognizing Constitution Week. They gladly obliged.

"I am a member of the Walla Walla chapter of DAR, and approached the city council on behalf of our organization regarding a proclamation to recognize the importance of the occasion," Donegan said.

In 1955 the DAR petitioned President Dwight Eisenhower and congress declared that Sept. 17-23 would be dedicated annually as Constitution Week. September 17 is designated as Constitution Day.

According to the DAR website, the aims of Constitution Week are to:

Emphasize citizens' responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.

Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America's great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.

Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

The proclamation issued by Mayor Marty Dunn states:

"Now, therefore, I Marty Dunn by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Watisburg do hereby proclaim the week of September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week and ask our citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms to us through the guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained."


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