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From left, Patricia Campbell, Margo Lusk, Lana Rodgers and Jan Lusk with the Strawberry River Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution and, Sharp County Judge Gene Moore, as he signs a Proclamation designating Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Sharp County.

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. It is an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life.
This year, the annual celebration began September 17, 2022; this is the date in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. The Daughters of the American Revolution initiated the observance in 1955 by petitioning the U.S. Congress; President Eisenhower signed it into law August 2, 1956.
DAR has been the foremost advocate for the awareness, promotion, and celebration of Constitution Week.
One of the largest patriotic women’s organizations in the world, DAR has more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the country and even in numerous foreign countries. DAR strives to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service, and more.
Strawberry River Chapter, NSDAR, serves Izard, Sharp, and Fulton Counties. For additional information about DAR and its programs contact Chapter Regent Jan Lusk, 870-847-0548 or Chapter Registrar Cynthia Clow-Elliott, 870-750-0874.