Celebrate Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23

More than 200 years ago, American colonists sacrificed and died to establish the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States of America. Those farsighted citizens provided a republic that established laws to protect the rights of all citizens. Today, we watch as people throughout the world battle for the rights many of us take for granted.

Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 is Constitution Week; this is the 226th Anniversary of the establishment of our grand document the Constitution of the United States of America. We Americans need only read the current newspapers or watch news on television to witness the oppressed in other parts of the world valiantly struggling for the basic rights we were granted more than 226 years ago. The framers of the Constitution believed in the right to live and work free from tyranny.

The preamble to our Constitution, those well-known words written more than 200 years ago, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

We thank our veterans and present serviceman and women who have answered their country’s call to service.

“We, the people” will be forever thankful.

Julie E. Cordova, Constitution Week chairman, Sarah Platt Decker Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Durango

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