|Deana Znamenacek from the Mount Garfield Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution accepted the proclamation in public hearing Monday, Sept. 16.|
|Deana Znamenacek (center left) from the Mount Garfield Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution receives the Constitution Week proclamation presented by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners.|
The proclamation states:
"Whereas, our Founding Fathers, in order to secure the blessings of liberty for themselves and their posterity, did ordain and establish a Constitution for the United States of America; and
Whereas, it is of the greatest importance that all citizens fully understand the provisions and principles contained in the Constitution in order to support, preserve, and defend it against all enemies; and
Whereas, celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution provides an opportunity for all Americans to realize the achievements of the Framers of the Constitution and the rights, privileges, and responsibilities it affords; and
Whereas, the independence guaranteed to American citizens, whether by birth or naturalization, should be celebrated during Constitution Week, September 17 through 23, as designated by proclamation of the President of the United States of America in accordance with Public Law 915."