September 17 – 23 is Constitution Week

In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution; this week of observance for the foundation of the American form of government was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956. The commitment of the NSDAR is to encourage study and educate the public about the Constitution, which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.

Celebration of Constitution Week includes Bells Across America in which everyone is encouraged to ring their bell at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time) on September 17, 2021, to remember the signing of the Constitution.

Dorcheat-Bistineau Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution are celebrating Constitution Week with a proclamation presented by Minden Mayor Terry Gardner to Chapter Regent Kathy Johnson, Donna Sutton Creech, Spencer Creech and Vice Regent Cindy Madden. DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible. If interested contact