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DAR Brings the Constitution To the Wentzville Schools


Sep 18, 2017 – 9:30 AM

(daily for 4 times)

600 Campus Dr
Wentzville, MO 63385 Map

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Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Burin and Mercy Warren will be just a few of the Revolutionary War era women who will visit local schools during Constitution Week. Dressed in colonial clothing, the Caroline Close Stuart Chapter, NSDAR of Lake St. Louis is commemorating the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, September 17-23. The resolution to celebrate Constitution Week was adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Under the direction of Mary Jo Anderson, Constitution Week Chairman, Committee members will place Constitution Week displays throughout the community in libraries, churches, schools and banks. Bells across America will ring loud and clear on September 17 and throughout the week in classrooms everywhere to commemorate our Constitution.

The Constitution is a living document that assures each citizen of the freedoms Americans cherish and appreciate. As members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, it is our responsibility to keep our ancestors' legacy alive by promoting the ideals they fought valiantly to give their descendants.

Dressed in colonial costumes, Chapter members will visit area classrooms to help students participate in celebrating this anniversary. DAR chapter members will talk about the women who made a contribution to the founding of our country and teach the children about their historical character.

The Chapter will also provide the school staff with teaching materials to help students learn about the freedoms and liberties found in the Constitution. They will also receive copies of the American Creed, Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty" speech and the Preamble of the Constitution.

"We must remember and teach, those who wrote the Constitution believed no government can create freedom, but government must guard freedom rather than encroach upon the freedoms of its people" stated Anderson. "The Constitution by itself cannot guarantee liberty.

Proclamations declaring the event and reaffirming the ideals of the Constitution will be on hand for students, teachers and public officials to sign as a part of the weeks activities. "Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document which is the safeguard of our American liberties."

For more information about the DAR in the Lake St. Louis area contact Chapter Regent, Helene Reece at 636-284-7535, . You may also find information about the local DAR chapter on the web at

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