The DAR was instrumental in the creation of Constitution Week successfully
petitioning Congress in 1955 to set aside this week each year to
commemorate the document that is the foundation of our liberties
and form of government.
The United States Constitution was adopted on Sept. 17, 1787 and
this year's Constitution Week commemorates the 220th anniversary
of that event.
According to the Knox County Council, the goals of the Constitution
Committee of the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution are to emphasize, understand, study and promote the historical
events that led to our freedom.
In addition to supporting Constitution Week the DAR is also active
in supporting the naturalization ceremonies in Knoxville during
which several hundred people become new citizens of the United States.
During Constitution Week all schools receiving federal funds devote
part of their curriculum to teaching students about the document
and what it means to the nation and its citizens.
Among the DAR Regents who attended Thursday's presentation were,
Martha Cummings of the Admiral David Farragut Chapter; Carol Robbins
of the Andrew Bogle Chapter; Ollie Ellison of the Bonny Kate Chapter;
Alycia Truett of the Cavett Station Chapter; Caroline Murphy of
the Daughters at the University of Tennessee Chapter and Martha
Kroll of the Samuel Frazier Chapter.