County Commissioners celebrate Constitution

S-E Staff Reporter

In honor of Constitution Week, Stevens County Commissioners held a commemorative ceremony in Colville on Sept. 20.

Constitution Week, designated Sept. 17-23, was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism. DAR petitioned Congress to set aside this week annually in 1955.

The resolution was signed into public law in August 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

It wasn’t until 2004 that Citizenship Day, Sept. 17, was amended to be Constitution Day to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

By declaring Constitution Week, it was the County Commissioners’ wish for all citizens to reaffirm in ideals and principles that created the Constitution by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us by this guardian of liberty.

Read the story in the Sept. 28, 2016 issue of the Statesman-Examiner.