London Mayor Patrick Closser was the guest speaker at the recent London Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meeting.
The mayor discussed the many improvements that have been made in our community and shared plans for future endeavors. At the conclusion of his program, he presented a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.
In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution to observe the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. This week of observance for the foundation of the American form of government was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1956. George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in 2002. The commitment of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to encourage study and educate the public about the Constitution, which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on Sept. 17, 1787.
The London chapter also reported on attendance at district and state meetings, work for veterans, and our day of community service.
For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today’s society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.
Most of Daughters of the American Revolution’s volunteer work is accomplished by the grassroots efforts of chapters on the local level which focus on the mission areas of Daughters of the American Revolution by encouraging members to become involved in these initiatives in their local communities. Learn what Daughters of the American Revolution does to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
For more information about Daughters of the American Revolution, visit www.dar.org or contact London Chapter Registrar Yvonne Hiteshue at 740-852-0994.