In the first three years of organization within our group, the Sarah Pound Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, members have been working to establish a credible presence in our North Hays County community. Our values and goals are an extension of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution which holds that: “The Consitution is the safeguard of our liberties and champion of our freedoms. The purpose of celebrating Constitution Week is so to emphasize the responsibility of protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity, understanding its significance to our heritage and its foundation to our way of life.”
Our Dripping Springs Mayor Bill Foulds has issued a proclamation recognizing this week, first mandated by President Eisenhower in 1956, as Constitution Week.
All Texas students in publicly supported schools will be studying and reciting the Preamble to the Constitution as a part of legislation passed and signed into law in 2001. The Dripping Springs Independent School District reports indicate they “will provide appropriate instruction concerning the intent, meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights in their historical contexts.”
Sarah Pound Chapter of the DAR is asking area churches to join the larger community in observing the importance of the rights we enjoy.
The First Amendment to the Constitution supports: our freedom to speak our thoughts; our freedom to peacefully assemble; our freedom from establishment of a government religion by Congress and; our freedom from preferential treatment by the U.S. government of one religion over another. *
We are hopeful that your church leadership will be able to join the greater community, with your congregation, by making a note in your church bulletin, leading a joyful prayer of thanksgiving and/or perhaps, singing a patriotic song like “God of our Fathers” or “God Bless America,” as we recognize the blessings we have received from our Creator.
Deloris Welling, Chair
Consitution Week Committee
Daughters of the American Revolution
(Publisher’s Note: The First Amendment also prohibits the abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)