Friday, September 5, 2014

September 11th 9:00 AM "We Must Never Forget"

9/11 Memorial
September 11
Join The Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543 and the SJ Fire Department on Thursday (9/11) as they pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001, in New York City and Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. The memorial event will be held at the St. James Community Center, with attendees arriving at 9:00 AM. The program begins at 9:30 AM and will last approximately 30 minutes.  The entire community is invited to attend.  Firefighters, emergency medical staff and law enforcement - active and retired - are encouraged to attend.   Almost everyone knew of someone who perished that day, so it is important that we never forget. 
Submitted by John Muuss, Historian/PR

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Celebrate Constitution Week

The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedoms and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.  The resolution was later adopted by the US Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The airs of the celebration are to:
Emphasize citizen’s responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for American’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Constitution Week is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us.  Get involved by encouraging young people to sign the Constitution Week Proclamation Pledge and ask your local community officials to issue a proclamation about Constitution Week.

The Brunswick Town Chapter will be presenting a 20 minute slide presentation to local 5th graders.  Each year the Chapter is involved locally in schools to promote, educate and commemorate Constitution Week.  For more information on NSDAR Jackie Craft, Regent of the Brunswick Town DAR Chapter in Southport, NC

posted by Sandra Winstead

Constitution Week Chair