The United States is just over two years away from celebrating our nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and fighting a revolutionary war to secure that independence in 1776, the written declaration to formalize the intent to sever ties with Great Britain was presented publically on July 4, 1776. Simultaneously, the Congress writing the Declaration began work on developing guidelines for a centralized form of government. The Articles of Confederation were adopted in November 1777, with ratification finalized by March of 1781. The war was over, peace declared, and treaty signed September 3, 1783.
We as a Nation must look at the Constitution as we plan our Semiquincentennial celebrations. Would we be celebrating America’s 250th anniversary were it not for the Constitution? Many agree that we would not. So, let’s take advantage of the current focus on our nation’s history and study the Constitution throughout the year and every year. Constitution Week is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23 to commemorate its history, importance, and bring attention to how it serves still today.
On September 19th at 1:15pm, the Darke County Commissioners will be signing a “Constitution Week” proclamation. The public is invited to attend at the Darke County Commissioners’ office.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Today’s DAR is dynamic and diverse, with over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad. DAR members provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the country and world. DAR chapters participate annually provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the country and world. DAR chapters participate in projects to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Over one million members have joined the organization since its founding in 1890.