The Commissioners for St. Mary’s County paid honor to the U.S. Constitution during a proclamation ceremony today.

Public Law 915 guarantees the issuance of a Proclamation recognizing the week of September 17 – 23 as Constitution Week. 2014 marks the 227th anniversary of the framing of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention.

In the proclamation the commissioners acknowledged the Constitution as the cornerstone of democracy stating “the Constitution of the United States of America, the guardian of our liberties, embodies the principles of government in a Republic dedicated to rule by law.”

Members of the Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution were on hand to accept the proclamation.