Proclamation: Citizenship Day and Constitution Week

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Whereas, we the people did ordain and establish a Constitution for the United States of America to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity; and

Whereas, it is important that all citizens fully understand the provisions, principles, and meaning of the Constitution so they can support, preserve, and defend it against encroachment; and

Whereas, the President and the Congress of the United States have designated September 17th as Citizenship Day and the week of September 16-22, 2012, as Constitution Week; and

Whereas, the people of the County of Sumter do enjoy the blessings of liberty, the guarantees of the Bill of Rights, equal protection of the law under the Constitution, and the freedoms derived from it;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Eugene R. Baten, Chairman of Sumter County Council, do hereby proclaim September 17th as Citizenship Day and the week of September 16th through September 22nd  as Constitution Week, and invite every citizen and institution to join in this national commemoration.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set the Seal of Sumter County to be affixed this 17st Day of September 2012. 


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