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Breckenridge mayor proclaims Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week

Breckenridge mayor proclaims Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week
September 16
08:22 2018

Next week, Sept. 17-23, will officially be recognized as Constitution Week, following a proclamation by Breckenridge Mayor Bob Sims on Wednesday, Sept. 12. On hand to witness the signing of the proclamation were local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lisa Echols, Mary Thompson, Eugenia Hall and Sally Thompson.

Constitution of the United States of America (Image courtesy of the National Archives)

September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787. This year marks the 231st anniversary of that signing.

In honor of Constitution Week, the Lee’s Legion Chapter of the DAR will sponsor a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Breckenridge High School’s Bailey Auditorium. Additionally, there will be a presentation at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at South Elementary.

To read more about the U.S. Constitution, click here to visit the U.S. National Archives website page dedicated to the Constitution. For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution organization, click here to visit their website.

Cutline, top photo: Mayor Bob Sims prepares to sign a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Breckenridge. Joining him were local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lisa Echols, Mary Thompson, Eugenia Hall and Sally Thompson. (Photo courtesy of Pam Wright/City of Breckenridge)

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