CAMBRIDGE — Victoria Jackson-Stanley, mayor of Cambridge presented a Proclamation on Constitution Week, to Sue Ann Brenchley, regent of the General Perry Benson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution during the Sept. 8 meeting of the City Council.
In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U. S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915, on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Constitution Week is commemorated each year from Sept. 17-23.
The DAR honors our heritage by educating the community about the historical events surrounding the creation of the Constitution and the men who framed the document that became the legal foundation of our country and the 227 years of the U. S. Constitution. DAR Celebrates America by providing educational material to all citizens, especially your and newly naturalized citizens, about our founding documents.
The DAR encourages all in our community to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution is open to all women over the age of 18, who can trace lineal descent to a man or woman who provided military, patriotic or civil service during the years of the American Revolution. Those interested in membership may contact Dianna Betsch, registrar of the General Perry Benson Chapter in Easton, or investigate additional information at the DAR public website; www.dar.org.