Council Proclaims September 17-23 as Constitution Week

Posted by Melody Friday, August 26, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Village Council has proclaimed the week September 17-23 as Constitution Week.  This year marks the 60th anniversary of Constitution Week in the US.  The first resolution to observe Constitution Week was made June 14, 1955, by Senator William F. Knowland of California.   Following passage of the resolution by both Houses of Congress, President Eisenhower issued his proclamation on August 19, 1955.

The first observance of Constitution Week was so successful that on January 5, 1956, Senator Knowland introduced a Senate Joint Resolution to have the President designate September 17-23 annually as Constitution Week.   The resolution was adopted on July 23 and signed into Public law 915 on August 2, 1956. 

Click here to view the proclamation.