In commemoration of Constitution and Citizenship Day, the University Libraries will host a formal reading of the United States Constitution and a highlights tour of the Libraries’ Government Information collection at the Reese Library (Summerville Campus) on September 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Light refreshments and pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions will be provided.
Constitution Day commemorates the U.S. Constitution and its signing by thirty-nine of our founding fathers on September 17, 1787. It became a national holiday after Senator Robert Byrd proposed key provisions for a public law designating September 17th as an annual day of remembrance and education about the U.S. Constitution. The public law states that “each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.”
For more information about Constitution Day or resources offered by the University Libraries visit the Constitution Day LibGuide at bit.ly/ConstitutionDay2013