September 17 is Constitution Day!

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September 17 is Constitution Day!

Many of us who went through the school system in the United States, at least those in my generation, can recite all or part of the Preamble to the Constitution. 

 

We the People…

 

This day is about recognizing and commemorating the Constitution and the freedoms in it that were set forth by our forefathers. 

 

constitution signers

 

Since September 11, 2001, I’ve carried with me in my travel bag these small copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States. They are a reminder to me of how much I love my country and am forever grateful to have been born here. 

 

the declaration and constitution

 

Did you know…

Benjamin Franklin was 81 and the oldest delegate to sign his name. He had to be helped to sign his name.

( Marte Cliff might enjoy this fact) There is an incorrect word in Article 1, Section 10. See if you can find it!!!

Want to know more? 

 

If you really want to have some fun there’s an Interactive Section too. If you have young ones at home this would be a fun way to get them involved in learning more about the Constitution. 

 

If it’s been a while since you read any of the documents, you can read them here. 

 

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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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I wonder how many arguements there were getting that together before everyone was willing to sign...lots I am sure, but they managed to put personalities and beliefs aside to do something for our country that has stood the test of time.

Sep 17, 2019 07:18 AM #9
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Brian England
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I must not love this country as much as you do since I do not carry around a copy of the constitution in my pocket, haha.

Sep 17, 2019 07:37 AM #10
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Good morning Kathy, thanks for the reminder and great link.

Sep 17, 2019 07:45 AM #11
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Will Hamm
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Kathy, Now you have me going to look up to see article one and show it to my wife.

Sep 17, 2019 08:42 AM #12
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Grant Schneider
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Thank you Kathy Streib - we should all know our two founding documents.  The links are great.

Sep 17, 2019 09:14 AM #13
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

I have no idea, and I believe that everyone in government (Federal and State) should learn the Constitution and be tested on it annually for understanding.  Only one passing grade allowed 100%.  Perhaps that would bring about sanity...A

 

 

Sep 17, 2019 10:29 AM #14
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Hi Kathy I too carry around with me a little copy of the constitution. I find it interesting to re-read it all these years later while I'm waiting for someone. Good way to spend my time.  It's beyond time to teach the basics of our foundation to kids - and adults! Most folks have no idea of what's really in the constititution.

Sep 17, 2019 10:48 AM #15
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Kevin J. May you'll have fun if you go to the interactive section!

Donald Urschalitz it's raining today so I'm going to do some reading. 

Sep 17, 2019 11:17 AM #16
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Wayne Martin not sure who would sit down to read them unless you're a teacher but I'm going to try to...not all today, though. 

Lottie Kendall  I'm sending the links to my niece to share with her children. 

Nina Hollander most of us had to memorize the Preamble in grade school but not sure if they still do that. 

Sep 17, 2019 11:26 AM #17
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Michael Jacobs I had no idea. When I was younger, I was not a history buff. 

Barbara Todaro many take a lot of what we have for granted. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty some may not ignore it but to apply their own interpretation of it. 

Sep 17, 2019 11:43 AM #18
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HI Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I would love to have been a fly on the wall back then and yes, they put aside petty differences to get it done. 

Brian England you're just not as obsessive as I am. 

HI Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE hope you enjoy reading them. 

Sep 17, 2019 11:46 AM #19
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Will Hamm let us know if she finds it. 

Grant Schneider would love to do a "person on the street" interview to see if people can even do part of the Preamble. 

Sep 17, 2019 11:47 AM #20
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel that's presuming that their reading and comprehension level is at least at the third grade level. (shame on me!)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 you and I may be the only obsessive ones here! LOL

Sep 17, 2019 11:49 AM #21
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Kathy,

We should test for comprehension also.  No need to apologize for your remark. Love that you and Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 are kindred spirits in carrying one for you bag...A

Sep 17, 2019 12:43 PM #22
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Thanks for the reminder Kathy Streib Constitution Day is a great day to celebrate

Sep 17, 2019 12:50 PM #23
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It has been so many years since I checked it out. I think a refresher course is in order.

Sep 17, 2019 03:45 PM #24
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Kathy I doubt students today can recite any part of the Preamble to the Constitution, I don't think they even know what the Preamble is.

 

Sep 17, 2019 04:13 PM #25
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

I'm with George Souto on this one.  I doubt many students know the Preamble

Sep 18, 2019 12:53 AM #26
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A history lesson that should still be taught.

Sep 18, 2019 02:18 AM #27
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Sharon Tara
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Wow...no idea Ben Franklin was that old. Interesting facts, Kathy!

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