Among the goals of the National Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution are the promotion of preservation, education
The DAR is also active in the naturalization ceremonies here in
Knoxville during which hundreds of people become citizens of the
Constitution Week, which is observed nationally, commemorates
the 219th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in
The DAR successfully petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside
this week annually to celebrate the Constitution of the United States.
According to the group's website the week has three primary goals
including, emphasizing citizens' responsibilities to protect and
preserve the Constitution, reminding people that the document is
the basis for America's way of life and encouraging the study of
the events leading up to the framing of the constitution this month
219 years ago.
Ollie Ellison, regent of the Bonny Kate Chapter, said the week
not only commemorates the respect that Americans have for our governing
document but also helps educate our citizens, especially the younger
ones, concerning its history and principles.
As part of Constitution Week all schools receiving federal funds
teach students about the document during the week.
Among the DAR members who attended the presentation were, Carol
Robbins, first vice regent of the Andrew Bogle Chapter; Ollie Ellison,
regent of the Bonny Kate Chapter; Martha Kroll, regent of the Samuel
Frazier Chapter; Evelyn T. Carter, regent of the Admiral David Farragut
Chapter and Pat Hunter, historian of the Bonny Kate Chapter.