Constitution Day is September 17!
Mark your calendars now! Constitution Day is September 17, 2017! This Constitution Day will commemorate the thirty-nine brave men that signed the U.S. Constitution 230 years ago. The U.S Constitution, that was signed on September 17, 1787, instituted a national government, laws and basic rights for the citizens of the United States of America.
Constitution Day is a federal holiday that was established with an amendment to the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2004 by Senator Robert Byrd.
Looking for more information on the constitution? The National Archives Museum is hosting it’s annual panel discussing the state of the Constitution. This year’s eleventh annual State of the Constitution Panel, “The New Constitution” will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Eleventh Annual State of the Constitution Panel “The New American Constitution”
William G. McGowan Theater
Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The United States Constitution has been described as “the hinge point” in world history—the moment when the dominant form of government began to change from monarchy to democracy. Racing toward the 250th anniversary of that transformation, it is worthwhile to note that the Constitution created a new America, but also to ask if it is still a new American constitution. A panel of experts will explore the historical and modern importance of the Constitution to American society, with an emphasis on America’s changing demographic landscape. Moderated by C. Douglas Smith, vice president of James Madison’s Montpelier, speakers include Maria Hinojosa, journalist and founder of FuturoMedia Group; Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View columnist and senior editor of the National Review; and Khazir Khan, Goldstar Families.
If you cannot make it in person, make sure to check it out on You Tube by clicking on the link below.