Letters to the editor – September 7th, 2016
Published 6:57 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Constitution Week coming
Editor, Smithfield Times
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Daughters of the American Revolution-initiated resolution to observe Constitution Week in 1956. The 229th anniversary of the signing of the constitution will be commemorated Sept. 17th – 23rd, 2016.
Locally, the eighth graders of the Isle of Wight School System will be given a copy of the Constitution and the Blackwater Library’s Smithfield Branch will present displays. The Smithfield Chapter of the DAR will celebrate with a program on the Constitution and dress in period clothing.
We hope everyone in Smithfield and Isle of Wight County will celebrate Constitution Week by reading this historic document.
Melinda S. Poe
Col. William Allen Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution