Sups approve ‘Constitution Week’

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 02, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Sept. 17-23 of each year as “Constitution Week” at a meeting on Thursday.

Sept. 17 will mark the 224th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention. Supervisors said this week they think it’s fitting to officially recognize the document and the anniversary.

In remembrance of the signing of the Constitution, the Congress, by joint resolution of Feb. 29, 1952, designated Sept. 17 as “Citizenship Day” and by joint resolution of Aug. 2, 1956, requested that the president proclaim the week beginning Sept. 17 and ending Sept. 23 of each year as “Constitution Week.”

This request for the proclamation began in Story County through the Daughters of America Revolution requesting that all 99 counties in the state adopt a Constitution Week.

— by Jordan Mickle

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