El Paso County CO, Friday, September 14, 2012 – At Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners designated Sept. 17 as Constitution Day to commemorate the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution began this project in 1917 and has transitioned from Citizenship Day to Constitution Day in 2004.
Vice Chair of the Board Sallie Clark read the resolution into the record, “The Pikes Peak Chapter, of the Colorado Society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, serves to promote the patriot ideals of our county, the cherished ideals of the Bill of Rights, an independent Supreme Court, and a nation of free men.”
Dick Marsh, president of the Pikes Peak Chapter NSSAR, said, “This Saturday we will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Constitution.” He presented the Board a plaque in appreciation of the Constitution Day resolution.
Clark went on to say, “We appreciate your work in educating our children and the young people in our community about the importance of civic involvement.”
The Pikes Peak Chapter NSSAR Constitution Day Banquet is 7 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Doubletree Hotel, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Call for more information, 576-8900
The guest Speaker will be President Theodore Roosevelt (as portrayed by Don Moon.)
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239