Today is Constitution Day in the United States. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men on September 17, 1787.
The law establishing Constitution Day was created in 2004 when the late Senator Robert C. Byrd added am amendment to the Omnibus Spending Bill. Before the law was enacted through Senator Byrd’s amendment, Constitution Day was traditionally known as Citizenship Day. In addition to creating “Constitution Day,” Senator Byrd’s amendment mandated that all publicly funded education instutions provide educational lessons on the history of the American Constitution.
Upon reflecting on this wonderful document, here are some fascinating facts about our Constitution:
Today, all of us at the Manchin Injury Law Group urge you to take time to reflect the brilliance that our Founding Fathers made when they drafted the United States Constitution. In honor of Constitution Day, here is a video of Senator Byrd reading the preamble to the Constituion