Supporting Education

Constitution Week

The tradition of celebrating Constitution Week was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915, on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Constitution Week is commemorated September 17 – 23. The St. Louis-Jefferson Chapter provides a display at a local library and materials to schools so that students can learn about the Constitution.

Constitution Week display

Chapter members Maripat Monterubio (left) and Peggy Strelinger (right) stand before the display they created.

Recognizing Excellent Teachers

Peggy Strelinger (left) and Shirley Bowling presented an award on behalf of the chapter to Ed Wright, Brentwood High School history teacher, for his excellence in teaching students about the U.S. Constitution.

Ed Wright

Chemawa Indian School Scholarship Support

Chapter member Maripat Monterubio created the beautiful quilt, shown below, to provide support for Native Americans at Chemawa Indian School.

Quilt

Activities

US Constitution

The chapter honors local students with Good Citizenship medals. Local students may also apply for NSDAR scholarships or participate in other National Society award programs. We support DAR schools and honor local outstanding teachers.

To support our American heritage, we participate in Constitution Week activities each year.