Constitution Week was observed Sept. 17-23, celebrating the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. It was mandated that federally funded schools and federal agencies provide instruction and information about the Constitution by recent legislation, Public Law 915.
Amaquonsippi Chap-ter NSDAR celebrated Constitution Week in several ways. Harold Rose, government and history instructor at Canton High School, participated in this event. CHS students Austin Brown, Ally Danner and Lela Schnetzler completed a Constitution Week bulletin board containing a Constitution Week poster, flag codes, a copy of the Constitution, a flag of the United States of America and other items. Display items were donated by Rose and Amaquonsippi Chapter. Pocket-size Constitution booklets were given to Rose’s civics class students.
A proclamation ac-knowledging Consti-tution Week was signed by Canton Mayor Jeff Fritz, and a press release was published in the Canton Daily Ledger containing information about the Constitution.
Amaquonsippi Chap-ter expressed appreciation for the support of Rose and Assistant Principal Tony McCoy in supporting Constitution Week, as well as the students creating the bulletin board.
Amaquonsippi Chap-ter also urges citizens to know the Constitution, what it does and does not say and their rights under it.
Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, the DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships, activities for children and programs for new immigrants.