Constitution Day, Started by an Ohio Mom, Seeks to Remind Americans Just How Important Our Freedoms Are
September 14, 2020
DAYTON, OHIO — Moms for America® will once again celebrate Constitution Day this year, on September 17, 2020, to mark the importance of the principles of the U.S. Constitution, especially our freedom. Constitution Day is part of Constitution Week, started in 1951 by Olga Weber, a mom from Ohio, which is where Moms for America® is located. Olga Weber became very concerned that American citizens were taking their freedoms too much for granted and worked to ensure that people did not lose sight of the importance of this document in the foundation of our country and in our individual families.
Kimberly Fletcher, a mother of eight, and founder and president of Moms for America®
(www.MomsForAmerica.us), a national movement calling on mothers to restore values such as motherhood, marriage, womanhood and patriotism, said, “The principles Olga believed in then are exactly what Moms for America believes in and is working for now. It’s a devastating burden on our country that today’s population is largely unaware of the importance of the US Constitution—people don’t understand how important the Constitution is for protecting moms and families.”
Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. After Olga’s efforts, on September 17, 1952, Constitution Day was officially declared in the city of Louisville, Ohio, by Mayor Gerald Romary. It was such a success that Olga approached the Ohio general assembly, who also thought it was a fine idea. Constitution Day was officially signed into law by Ohio Governor Frank J. Lausche.
Olga’s efforts didn’t end there however, she had one more stop—the United States Congress. In August of 1953 Olga urged the United States Senate to pass a resolution designating September 17-23 as Constitution Week. The Senate and House approved her request, and it was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Today, Constitution Week is still recognized and some children in America are able to celebrate it in their classrooms. The city of Louisville is known as Constitution Town and for over 50 years they have been faithfully celebrating Constitution Week in grand fair—and all because of an Ohio mom named Olga Weber.
Moms for America® provides a wealth of resources to help moms learn the U.S. Constitution and share it with their children in a fun, engaging way.From Schoolhouse Rock to Hillsdale’s Constitution Courses, Moms for America® has done all the work collecting the best stories, videos and resources to help moms understand the Constitution and kids to get excited about it.
Moms for America® provides critical information to moms across the nation including MomVote 2020, which focuses on high-impact suburban areas in 15 critical election states. This is an extraordinary opportunity to have powerful influence and impact in the 2020 election simply by educating, engaging, and empowering moms through MomVote.
The freedom and safety of our republic depends on whether America’s millions of moms will choose to make their voices heard. Moms for America® encourages mothers to sign the Declaration of Mothers, which includes statements about human rights, the role of a mother in the home and the education of her children. Mothers can add their names to those of more than 58,000 fellow American moms who have signed the Declaration of Mothers.
Moms for America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education corporation dedicated to promoting a foundation of liberty through the mothers of America in their homes, within their communities, and with their vote.
To interview Kimberly Fletcher, founder and president of Moms for America, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.