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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Mayors Declare Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week"
September 20, 2007 - Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale presented the Daughters of the American Revolution's Knox County Council of Regents with a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week" in Knoxville and Knox County.

The presentation took place during a meeting in Mayor Haslam's office on Thursday.

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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.

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