The Moore American

September 11, 2013

DAR to celebrate Constitution Week

American Staff
The Moore American

MOORE — Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Moore will celebrate with a bell ringing ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, S.W. 66th and Penn.

The public is invited to bring bells and celebrate events which led to the framing of the U.S. Constitution in September 1787.

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters 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.

For more information about DAR and its programs, visit or call (202) 628-1776.