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Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. The document memorialized the inalienable rights enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America, and has since set a precedent for countries around the world to form similar documents and manifestations. This day gives light to the young and hard fought beginnings of the world’s longest standing democratic republic, and stands as a witness to our many freedoms that cannot be denied.

Like our Founding Fathers, we continue our involvement in the process of democracy. We vote for representatives, we challenge their policies, and we make ourselves and our beliefs heard through active participation in our communities.

On September 17th, take a moment to reflect on your freedoms and celebrate the document that continues to protect them to this day. We encourage you to organize or participate in an event that educates and informs your fellow citizens about the Constitution. If you need ideas, check out the official website for Constitution Day here.

What does your college have planned for Constitution Day?