Today marks the beginning of “Constitution Week” — a tradition launched years ago by the D-A-R — the Daughters of the American Revolution. Margery Kinkade of Creston, a member of the group, says back in 1955, Congress established September 17th through the 23rd as “Constitution Week.”Kinkade says the week is a chance to emphasize the importance of the document, which was ratified in 1787. Kinkade says a lot of people think the Constitution was drafted in 1776, but it didn’t become the official framework for the country until 11 years later. The D-A-R is asking everyone who has a bell to ring it at three o’clock this afternoon to emphasis Constitution week.There are currently 170-thousand members in the Daughters of the American Revolution. The group has chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries.
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