Mayor proclaims Constitution Week

State public libraries in Maui County will have Constitution Week displays through Monday with recommended reading materials for all ages on the U.S. Constitution, according to a news release.

Mayor Alan Arakawa has declared Sept. 17 to 23 as Constitution Week in Maui County.

The activities are in observance of the Sept. 17, 1787, delegates’ signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

In celebration of the signing, the Daughters of the American Revolution successfully petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually for the observance of Constitution Week.

The aims of the celebration are to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution; inform people that the Constitution is the foundation for our American way of life; and encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education to children.