The Daughters of the American Revolution local chapter is inviting the community to celebrate Constitution Week from Sept. 17 to 23. The week commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

According to a press release from the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman DAR Chapter, which serves Shelton, the first plan of national government for America was called the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. It was a loosely joined group of states that gave only limited powers to the central government.

Known by most simply as the Articles of Confederation, the plan was drawn up in 1777 and went out of existence when the Constitution was adopted in 1789.

'Fly your flag with pride'

“The U.S. Constitution has endured longer than any other constitution in the world and has been used by many other countries as a model for drafting their own constitutions. Fly your flag with pride,” stated the release.

The DAR perpetuates the memory and spirit of the men and women who won American independence. The group also helps maintain historic state properties.

Any woman over 18 who can prove an ancestor served in the American Revolution is a prospective member. For information on the DAR local chapter go to