Troy mayor proclaims Constitution Week

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 20, 2019

Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves has joined Alabama Governor Kay Ivey in recognizing the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week.

Reeves signed the proclamation marking the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention Thursday morning with members of the Oliver Wiley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in attendance.

In signing the proclamation, Reeves said, on behalf of the Troy City Council, he encourages all citizens to read and study the Constitution of the United States of American and to confirm that, as citizens, all will abide by the ideals of the Framers of the Constitution.

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“As citizens of the United States, we need to read and study the greatest document of human liberty and protect the freedoms set forth in the Bill of Rights,” Reeves said.

Mabeth Gibson, Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR regent, and Mary Alice Sanders expressed appreciation to Reeves and the Troy City Council for their recognition of Constitution Week and their encouragement for the local observance of the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America.

“Our organization, The Daughters of the American Revolution, initiated the observance in 1955 when the DAR petitioned the United States Congress to dedicate September 17-23 of each year to the commemoration of Constitution Week,” Gibson said. “Congress adopted the resolution and, on August 2, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into public law.”