Constitution Week is the annual national commemoration of the living document that holds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of the American people throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.
This year the commemoration begins on Constitution Day, September 17.
In 1955 the DAR initiated a project to promote the observance of the U.S. Constitution with a memorial week. Constitution Week was officially declared by President Eisenhower on August 2,1956. This was the culmination of a proposal the DAR sent through Senator William F. Knowland of California.
Constitution Week Observance:
Trinidad City Mayor Phil Rico on behalf of the entire city council, issued an official public announcement proclaiming the week of September 17-23, 2019 as Constitution Week, “Therefore, asking our citizens to reaffirm the ideals of the framers of the constitution in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained.”
A public exhibit sponsored by the DAR, Santa Fe Trail Chapter will be held during Constitution Week in the Las Animas County Courthouse lobby, 200 E. First St., Trinidad, Colorado. Courthouse hours are: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The goal of the display is to help stimulate visitor’s understanding of the impact the constitution has had on the lives of American citizens past and present. It is hoped that visitors will ask the essential question: “Am I keeping the legacy alive?”