Elkhart County, Indiana (September 13, 2021) – Elkhart County Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution celebrating Constitution Week in Elkhart County. The observance is held annually from September 17 to September 23. It was officially adopted in August of 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"This resolution comes at a time when the debate over individual rights and government involvement in our lives is at a fever pitch," said Suzie Weirick, President of the Elkhart County Commissioners. "The United States Constitution and the individual liberties it was designed to protect are fundamental to the way we go about the business of this county. We celebrate the Constitution and the men and women who put everything on the line so they could give birth to this great nation."
“Elkhart County is a place where the rights guaranteed by our constitution are cherished,” added Frank Lucchese, Vice President of the County Commissioners. “The freedoms enshrined in that document are fundamental to our way of life – our prosperity, and our sense of fairness. I’m proud that we’re making this resolution.”
The official resolution was also supported in writing by Jeff A. Siegel, Elkhart County Sheriff, who is sworn to uphold the United States Constitution.
Constitution Week was enacted by President Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. But it was President George W. Bush who officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in September 2002.