The Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring its annual poster contest to celebrate the ideals of the U.S. Constitution, and the local Jose Maria Amador Chapter is looking for students to participate.
The contest kicked off during Promote Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, and the deadline for entries is Oct. 25. Email DAR member Debbie Janes at [email protected] to receive poster board to create an entry plus a free copy of the U.S. Constitution.
Each chapter chooses winners, who then go on to state and division levels with the top entries proceeding to national competition.
"There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that functions to this day," DAR President General Denise Doring VanBuren said.
"While Independence Day is a well-recognized and beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life."
The DAR initiated the observance in 1955, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into law the next year.