A national celebration of Constitution Week begins Monday.
The weeklong commemoration of the U.S. Constitution is one of the least-known official observances. The tradition of Constitution Week started Aug. 2, 1956, after President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the celebration into law.
The celebration emphasizes citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity, informing the foundation for our way of life and encouraging the study of historical events which led to the Constitution’s framing in 1787.
WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States of America, the guardian of our liberties, embodies the principles of limited government in a Republic dedicated to rule by law; and
WHEREAS, September 17, 2012 makes the two hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and it’s memorable anniversary, and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate it; and
WHEREAS, Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the president of the United States of America designating September 17th through 23rd as Constitution Week
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KEN HARYCKI, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Stillwater, in the State of Minnesota, do herby proclaim the week of September 17th through 23rd as
And ask our citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Stillwater to be affixed this 4th day of September, 2012.