Campus observes Constitution Day

An actor dressed as Gen. George Washington re-enacts the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution at East Campus on Sept. 17 as part of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day activities.

“The campus is thrilled to host this event, which makes history come to life for our students and community,” East Campus President Charlotte Fugett said.

The actor read the preamble, then encouraged audience members to sign a replica of the document. Other We Make History re-enactors in period dress mingled with the audience and posed for photos.

Downtown Campus celebrated Constitution Day with refreshments, trivia and prizes, and displayed artifacts from the Revolutionary War period.

Sept. 17 has been designated Constitution Day and Citizenship Day since 2004, to acknowledge the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

Every educational institution that receives federal funds must hold educational programs about the U.S. Constitution.

-By Alex Fruechtenicht

 

 

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