Mayor Issues Proclamation in Recognition of Constitution Week
By Maui Now Staff
Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa presented a Constitution Week Proclamation to Judy Kinser, regent of the newly organized Haleakalā Chapter of the national society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The tradition of celebrating the constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1955, when the group petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually for the observance of Constitution Week.
Organization leaders say the resolution was later adopted by the US Congress and signed into public law on Aug. 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
For the past 59 years, the DAR has celebrated Constitution week to commemorate the ratification of the US Constitution.
Organization leaders say the purpose of the commemoration is to educate the public, both young and old, of the importance of the Constitution to the nation’s history and to its future generations.