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On Aug. 13, the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) presented a banner to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs in honor of Constitution Week (Sept. 17 through 23).
The banner, set to hang over the Capitol in Annapolis, was given to Edward Chow Sr., secretary of Veterans Affairs, by MSSDAR State Regent Linda Corinne Mistler and the state chairwoman for Constitution Week, Evelyn DeLuca-Widmer.
This year’s Constitution Week celebrations mark the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and the 57th anniversary of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)-initiated resolution of the U.S. Congress to observe Constitution Week each year. Congress adopted this resolution, and it was signed into law Aug. 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution began in 1892. Headquartered in Baltimore, it has 47 chapters and more than 2,750 members.