President George W. Bush signed a bill on December 8, 2004 (public law 108-447) which designates every September 17 as Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed by 39 of the 55 Founding Fathers.
Constitution Day promotes an understanding of the U.S. Constitution and an appreciation of this valuable document, and has been the foundation of the freedoms provided to all Americans.
Every year on September 17 (or the weekday closet to it), at the Don Taft University Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. volunteers will be passing out pocket United States Constitutions along with other giveaways to spread the celebration of the day. The NSU community also has the chance to register to vote and learn even more about their right to vote. Your knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will bring you an understanding of how our nation was forged, and the people that made our liberty possible.
About the Program
This program gives NSU students the opportunity to celebrate and observe National Constitutional Day by signing a mock version of the United States Constitution. This act memorializes the actual signing which took place on September 17, 1787.
Volunteers promote an “I Signed the Constitution” program sponsored by the National Constitution Center. The “I Signed the Constitution” program encourages students to deepen their understanding of the Constitution by affording them the opportunity to sign their names alongside the signatures of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.
Traditionally, this program has produced strong reactions from participants because it allows students to publicly acknowledge their dedication to the ideals of our government. Seize this opportunity to sign your name next to some of our historical American leaders, and take the time to learn more about the Constitution of the United States from the students who learn about it every day in the classroom.
For more information about the program, contact the Office of Special Events and Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-262-7193.