Happy Constitution Day!

17 September 2012 Categories: All Blogs

On September 17th, 1787, the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. September 17th has since become a holiday in which people are encouraged to learn about the Constitution and its importance to the history of our country.

Check out the federal government’s archives website for more information and the text of the constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

This is the law that created the holiday:

(a) Designation. – September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
(b) Purpose. – Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.
(c) Proclamation. – The President may issue each year a proclamation calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and inviting the people of the United States to observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies.
(d) State and Local Observances. – The civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to make plans for the proper observance of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.

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