Monday, September 18, 2017

Constitution Day, September 17

This Constitution Day, John Stossel asks: what's the most important part of the 230-year-old document?

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a federal observance in the United States that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Constitution Day is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

Iowa schools first recognized Constitution Day in 1911, and in 1917, the Sons of the American Revolution formed a committee to promote Constitution Day. The committee would include members such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller, and General John Pershing.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a Federally Chartered Corporation located in Louisville, Kentucky. The Sons of the American Revolution is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that describes its purpose as "maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created, from the people of many nations, coming together as one nation and one people."