By Annabelle Knef
LEBANON – During Monday’s Lebanon City Council meeting, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution requested a signed proclamation designating that September 17-23 be considered Constitution Week.
Serving as Mayor Pro Tem, Wilbert Jenkins granted that the week be officially declared Constitution Week in the city of Lebanon.
Jenkins read from the proclamation, “Sept. 17, 2018 marks the 231st anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.”
The celebration of the Constitution was started by the DAR in 1955. The week long observance of Constitution Week is meant to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.