Sept. 17, 2021 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States. To mark this occasion, Parker Mayor Karen Bonds signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 to be “Constitution Week” in the Town of Parker.
The proclamation was read and signed at the Sept. 7 Parker Town Council meeting. Bonds was joined by several members of the Havasu Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who made a presentation urging Bonds to sign the proclamation.
DAR Spokesperson Deanna Beaver spoke of how important it was to educate Americans about the Constitution and its role in American government.
The resolution noted the Constitution is the guardian of American liberties and embodies the principles of a limited government in a Republic dedicated to rule by law. It also said the Constitution is the cornerstone of American democracy and its continuing pursuit of freedom.
“It is imperative that we continue to educate ourselves, our fellow citizens, and our future generations about the Constitution and America’s founding principles of a limited federal government, individual liberty, separation of powers between the branches of government, and the concept of federalism,” the resolution stated.
The resolution urges all citizens to “reaffirm the ideals of the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787. By vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States of America, and to always remember that lost rights may never be regained.”
The DAR is a non-profit, non-political organization devoted to historic preservation, education and patriotism. Any woman over 18 years of age who can prove she is descended from a patriot in the American Revolution is eligible to be a member.
There are currently 190,000 members in the DAR. They have 3,000 chapters in all 50 states, and international chapters in 14 countries around the world.
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