The United States Constitution provides the framework for our federal government.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Fort Miro Chapter in Monroe has a bulletin board display about the Constitution set up in the children’s section of the Ouachita Parish Public Library located at 1800 Stubbs Ave. in Monroe. We invite you to stop by to visit the city library and take a look!

The Daughters of the American Revolution initiated the observance in 1955, when the organization petitioned the US Congress to dedicate the week of Sept. 17-23, each year, to the commemoration of the Constitution.

Congress adopted the resolution, and on August 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into Public Law No. 915.

The goals of the DAR are to encourage the study of the historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787, to inform people that the Constitution is the basis of America’s great heritage and the foundation of our way of life, and to emphasize that a US citizens’ responsibility is to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution.

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