Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. After that day, each person born in the United States, or naturalized for that matter, have become citizens.
September 17th marks the day that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. On this day our freedom was officially declared, a pivotal time in history that has stayed with us forever. There are many ways our home state is celebrating this historical day. Let’s take a look!
Nadine Strossen at Western Connecticut State University: Strossen, the first female president of the national American Civil Liberties Union spoke Wednesday at Western in celebration of Constitution Day. Her conversation covered current constitutional controversies such as same-sex marriage, police/community tension, NSA surveillance, and more.
Bethany Berger at Wesleyan University: Berger, professor at the University of Connecticut Law School, will lead Wesleyan’s annual Constitution Day Lecture on September 17th. The topic covered will be “Birthright Citizenship on Trial — Immigration and Indigeneity”. This talk will look closely at the 14th amendment right, it’s origins, and what it meant for American Indians and immigrants. Join this event tonight at 7 p.m. in the Smith Reading Room at Olin Library. This event is open to the public and free to attend.
Freedom Ringing in Connecticut Towns: Bells rang as our founding fathers exited the meeting room on this special day of our governments birth. Connecticut is keeping this time in history alive in many areas of the state. At 4 p.m. today Church bells will ring in many Connecticut communities in honor of Constitution Day.
Here at Paradiso Insurance, we are big on patriotism. We love the country we are privileged to live in, and so we’d like to take this time to reflect on the work our founding fathers put forth in order to protect our citizenship. If you love Constitution Day as much as we do, feel free to visit the Constitution Day website, where you can learn more about the Constitution, and our founding fathers.