DAR celebrates Constitution Week _lowres

Photo provided by Beth Dawson -- Guest speaker Sidney Picou-Walker, West Feliciana Parish Councilmember-at-Large, speaks about the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, at a meeting for the Alexander Stirling chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The meeting was held at the West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville.

The Alexander Stirling chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Constitution Week on Sept. 16 during its meeting at the West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville. Constitution Week, celebrated Sept. 17-23, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1955.

The DAR petitioned Congress to set aside this time to celebrate the document. A resolution was adopted by Congress and signed into law on Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The library featured a large display of books about the Constitution.

Event guest speaker was Sidney Picou-Walker, of West Feliciana Parish, who was recently unopposed for the newly created at-large Parish Council seat. Picou-Walker’s mother and sister are members of DAR.

“Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document, which is the safeguard of our American liberties,” DAR President General Lynn Forney Young said. “We encourage all citizens across the country to take time during this week to reflect on our heritage of freedom and come together to celebrate America.”

For information about DAR and its programs, visit dar.org.