September 17th is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long hot summer of discussion, debate and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document. George Washington, on behalf of the Convention, transmitted the proposed Constitution to the Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation. Eleven days later the Congress by unaminous resolution passed the proposal on to conventions of delegates to be choosen in each state. It was in these state conventions that the Constitution was throughily discussed, debated and eventually ratified. (National Endowment for the Humanities)
On September 17 (September 16 or 18 when the 17th falls on a weekend): In honor of the spirit of the United States Constitution, voter registration forms are available at the Constitution Day table in the Sullivan Center lobby. If you’ve moved since you last voted, have you changed your voter registration? Pick up a voter registration form and get ready to participate in your constitutional right to vote in November. Stop by the table to learn more about our Constitution.
Happy Constitution Day!