MAYOR PROCLAIMS CONSTITUTION WEEK
Daughters of American Revolution members joining
Mayor Allender at Monday proclamation presentation
RAPID CITY, SD—Mayor Steve Allender is proclaiming September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Rapid City. The mayor was joined by Margie Rosario of the Black Hills Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at Monday’s City Council meeting for presentation of the proclamation.
Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17. With the Constitution Week proclamation, Mayor Allender is urging citizens of all ages – especially young people - to reflect on the importance and ideals of the United States Constitution. In the proclamation, Mayor Allender recognizes the US Constitution has “guided our growth, shaped our progress, and defined us as a nation of sacred laws and fundamental values” and the document is the “bedrock we build upon to make our nation more equal, more just, and more prosperous for all our people”.
With the proclamation, Mayor Allender is asking citizens to work hard at protecting the freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution, “remembering that lost rights may never be regained”.
Rapid City, South Dakota
Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS, September 17, 2022, marks the two hundred and thirty-fifth anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and
WHEREAS, The Constitution has guided our growth, shaped our progress, and defined us as a Nation of sacred laws and fundamental values; and
WHEREAS, The Constitution is the bedrock we build upon to make our Nation more equal, more just, and more prosperous for all our people; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary; and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate the occasion; and
WHEREAS, Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Steve Allender, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Rapid City, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17 through 23 as
AND ask our citizens to reaffirm the ideals of the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of Rapid City this 19th day of September, 2022.
Steve Allender, Mayor
City of Rapid City, South Dakota