Monday, September 17, 2012

This Day in History September 17, 2004

It just so happens that today is a holiday that is fairly and oten not recognized in this country.  On this date in 2004, Citizenship Day and Constitution Day became essentially one and the same.  The roots of Citizenship Day go much further back, however.  In 1940, I Am An American Day became a celebrated holiday on the third Sunday of May.  In 1952, Constitution Week became recognized in Ohio the week of Sweptember 17-23.

Today we celebrate Constitution Day as the birth of our constitution, and federally-funded schools are required to provide lessons based on this important historical document.  I wonder how many actually do.  No mention of it at the school where I am today.

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1 comment:

  1. wow I love learning this type of stuff. thanks for sharing.


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