Saturday, September 17, 2016

Today is Constitution Day!

Constitution Day (also known as Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.

Have you ever read the U.S. Constitution? Probably not. Do you need to? Probably not. But, considering that this document created the United States of America and is the framework for all our laws and all the federal regulations affecting virtually every aspect of your schooling and life –won’t it be a good idea to read it? At least once?

Today would be a good time, don’t you think?

Oh, and because this is also “Citizenship Day–it's a good time to reflect on just how lucky you really are to be an American….

Today's Reflection:
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather… Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

Live Long and Prosper....

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