Constitution Week 2021
September 17 - October 3
City of Lake Alfred Library is hosting a display for our local students during Constitution Week 2021. The display area will have the signed Lake Alfred proclamation, coloring pages of our Patriots, patriotic stickers, patriotic lapel pins, and pocket constitutions while supplies last.
- The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms, and inalienable rights.
- This celebration was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1955, by a petition sent to Congress requesting to set aside September 17-23 annually for the dedication and observance of Constitution Week.
- The resolution was later adopted by the United States Congress, and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- September 17, 2021, marks the two hundred and thirty-fourth anniversary of the drafting and ratification process of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and
- Public Law #915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating September 17th through 23rd as Constitution Week.
- The constitution was signed in 1787 and then sent on for ratification which ended in a final approval on May 29, 1790 – three years later