Monday, September 14, 2020
Fayette County Judge Joe Weber (right) signed a proclamation designating the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Fayette County. On hand for the signing was Kathy Schatte of the Smith McMillan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress with a resolution to designate this week of observance for the foundation of the American form of government. It was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1956. The commitment of the Daughters of the American Revolution 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.