On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed our Constitution, the supreme law of the land. Every year we commemorate the creation and signing of the U.S. Constitution and take time to reflect on what it means to us.
- Every year our President pens a Proclamation about Constitution Day: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/16/a-proclamation-on-constitution-day-and-citizenship-day-and-constitution-week-2021/
- To learn more about the Founders: https://www.constitutionday.com/
- For a full transcript of the Constitution: https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/constitution
- National Constitution Center’s resources: https://constitutioncenter.org/debate
As you may know, today is Constitution Day. On this date, 233 years ago, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, ultimately replacing the Articles of Confederation as the country’s governing document. In 2004, Congress mandated that all educational institutions across the country recognize Constitution Day with an appropriate educational program.
This year, we commemorate Constitution Day by paying tribute to the 19th Amendment, which was ratified exactly 100 years ago. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, but only after a lengthy period of protest and struggle. It is a story of courage, sacrifice, setbacks, and, finally, victory.
The Magale Library currently has an exhibit on the main floor entitled, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.” We invite you to celebrate Constitution Day by visiting the library today and viewing this exhibit, which is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. You can read more about the exhibit at: https://web.saumag.edu/library/votes-for-women-a-portrait-of-persistence/
Come join us in the mall this Friday in celebration of Constitution Day! We will watch National Treasure and have hot dogs and drinks available. We will move to Grand Hall if there is bad weather. Prepare to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and/or pillows for either location.
Also today, take a moment to visit Magale Library and see their exhibit (near the elevators). If you can’t drop by, you can virtually visit the Library’s “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence”, which documents the passage of the 19th Amendment.