The September 15 meeting of the Okemah Daughters of the American Revolution chapter will be recognizing Constitution Week.
According to DAR registrar Rebecca Hold, the meeting will be held at 11 a.m. at Pepino’s Restaurant. A lunch will preceed the meeting.
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 for the observation of the Constitution.
“The Okemah DAR Chapter encourages all citizens to take time September 17 – 23 to reflect on our heritage and freedom,” said DAR hostess Margaret Parks.
The aims of the celebration are to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity, inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and foundation for our way of life and encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in 1787.
Members, prospective members, and visitors are welcome. Hostesses will be Mrs. K. W. Merideth, Mrs. Jim Williams, and Mrs. James Parks.